Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “received”

received

adjective [before noun]     /rɪˈsiːvd/ formal
generally accepted as being right or correct because it is based on authority: According to received wisdom, exposure to low level radioactivity is harmless.Believing
(Definition of received adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of received

Translations of “received”

Word of the Day

navigate

to direct the way that a ship, aircraft, etc. will travel, or to find a direction across, along, or over an area of water or land, often by using a map

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More