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 for received
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Receive \Re*ceive"\ (r[-e]*s[=e]v"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Received (r[-e]*s[=e]vd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Receiving.]
     [OF. receveir, recevoir, F. recevoir, fr. L. recipere; pref.
     re- re- + capere to take, seize. See Capable, Heave, and
     cf. Receipt, Reception, Recipe.]
     1. To take, as something that is offered, given, committed,
        sent, paid, or the like; to accept; as, to receive money
        offered in payment of a debt; to receive a gift, a
        message, or a letter.
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              Receyven all in gree that God us sent. --Chaucer.
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     2. Hence: To gain the knowledge of; to take into the mind by
        assent to; to give admission to; to accept, as an opinion,
        notion, etc.; to embrace.
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              Our hearts receive your warnings.     --Shak.
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              The idea of solidity we receive by our touch.
                                                    --Locke.
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     3. To allow, as a custom, tradition, or the like; to give
        credence or acceptance to.
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              Many other things there be which they have received
              to hold, as the washing of cups, and pots. --Mark
                                                    vii. 4.
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     4. To give admittance to; to permit to enter, as into one's
        house, presence, company, and the like; as, to receive a
        lodger, visitor, ambassador, messenger, etc.
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              They kindled a fire, and received us every one.
                                                    --Acts xxviii.
                                                    2.
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     5. To admit; to take in; to hold; to contain; to have
        capacity for; to be able to take in.
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              The brazen altar that was before the Lord was too
              little to receive the burnt offerings. --1 Kings
                                                    viii. 64.
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     6. To be affected by something; to suffer; to be subjected
        to; as, to receive pleasure or pain; to receive a wound or
        a blow; to receive damage.
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              Against his will he can receive no harm. --Milton.
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     7. To take from a thief, as goods known to be stolen.
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     8. (Lawn Tennis) To bat back (the ball) when served.
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     Receiving ship, one on board of which newly recruited
        sailors are received, and kept till drafted for service.
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     Syn: To accept; take; allow; hold; retain; admit.
  
     Usage: Receive, Accept. To receive describes simply the
            act of taking. To accept denotes the taking with
            approval, or for the purposes for which a thing is
            offered. Thus, we receive a letter when it comes to
            hand; we receive news when it reaches us; we accept a
            present when it is offered; we accept an invitation to
            dine with a friend.
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                  Who, if we knew
                  What we receive, would either not accept
                  Life offered, or soon beg to lay it down.
                                                    --Milton.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  received
      adj 1: conforming to the established language usage of educated
             native speakers; "standard English" (American); "received
             standard English is sometimes called the King's English"
             (British) [syn: standard, received] [ant:
             nonstandard]
      2: widely accepted as true or worthy; "a received moral idea";
         "Received political wisdom says not; surveys show otherwise"-
         Economist

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  128 Moby Thesaurus words for "received":
     Christian, accepted, acclaimed, acknowledged, admired, admitted,
     advocated, affirmed, allowed, applauded, approved, authentic,
     authenticated, authoritative, avowed, backed, being done, believed,
     canonical, cathedral, certified, comme il faut, conceded,
     confessed, confirmed, conformable, consuetudinary, conventional,
     correct, countersigned, credited, cried up, current, customary,
     de rigueur, decent, decorous, endorsed, established, evangelical,
     everyday, ex cathedra, faithful, familiar, favored, favorite, firm,
     fixed, folk, formal, generally accepted, granted, hallowed,
     handed down, heroic, highly touted, hoary, immemorial,
     in good odor, inveterate, legendary, literal, long-established,
     long-standing, magisterial, meet, mythological, normal, notarized,
     obtaining, of long standing, of the faith, of the folk, official,
     oral, ordinary, orthodox, orthodoxical, popular, prescribed,
     prescriptive, prevalent, professed, proper, ratified, recognized,
     recommended, regular, regulation, right, rooted, sanctioned,
     scriptural, sealed, seemly, set, signed, sound, stamped, standard,
     stock, supported, sworn and affirmed, sworn to, textual,
     time-honored, traditional, traditionalistic, tried and true, true,
     true-blue, trusted, uncontested, understood, underwritten,
     undisputed, undoubted, unquestioned, unsuspected, unwritten, usual,
     validated, venerable, warranted, well-thought-of, widespread,
     wonted, worshipful
  
  

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