1. [ adjective ] (linguistics) conforming to the established language usage of educated native speakers
Synonyms: standard

"standard English" (American) "received standard English is sometimes called the King's English" (British)

Related terms: nonstandard linguistics normative acceptable
2. [ adjective ] widely accepted as true or worthy
Synonyms: accepted

"the accepted wisdom about old age" "a received moral idea" "Received political wisdom says not surveys show otherwise"- Economist

Related terms: conventional
Similar spelling:   receptive