The definition of received is something that has been allowed or accepted.
An example of received is the opinion that the 9/11 attacks on the United States were a terrorist act being accepted as truth.
Having been accepted as true or worthy, especially without firsthand corroboration: “the received wisdom that attributes academic success or failure to natural aptitudes” ( Jerome Karabel )
- Simple past tense and past participle of receive.
(not comparable) the received (knowledge, wisdom, opinion, story, information)
- Generally accepted as correct or true
- (by implication) Unchallenged axioms
- "The old saying goes that we should not judge a man until we have walked a mile in his shoes. As with so much received wisdom - from judging books by their covers to the relative exchange rate for birds in hands and bushes - this is of course rubbish." Robin Wilkinson. Western Mail, Oct 30 2012.
- A cold pillow received her hand.
- I received a post card from Jeff—from Norfolk.
- That evening he received a call in his office.
- I received another paper and a table of signs by return mail, and I set to work to learn the notation.
- Each received a scroll with information on their first day of training and assignments.