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Antonyms for accepted
ækˈsɛp tɪd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. accepted, recognized, recognised(adj)

    generally approved or compelling recognition

    "several accepted techniques for treating the condition"; "his recognized superiority in this kind of work"

    Antonyms:
    unacknowledged

    Synonyms:
    recognised, recognized

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. accepted

    That is authentic which is true to the facts; that is genuine which is true to its own claims; as, authentic history; genuine money.

    A 'genuine' work is one written by the author whose name it bears; an 'authentic' work is one which relates truthfully the matters of which it treats. For example, the apocryphal Gospel of St. Thomas is neither 'genuine' nor 'authentic.' It is not 'genuine,' for St. Thomas did not write it; it is not 'authentic,' for its contents are mainly fables and lies.

    Trench On the Study of Words lect. vi, p. 189. [W. J. Widdleton]

    Authentic is, however, used by reputable writers as synonymous with genuine, tho usually where genuineness carries a certain authority. We speak of accepted conclusions, certain evidence, current money, genuine letters, a legitimate conclusion or legitimate authority, original manuscripts, real value, received interpretation, sure proof, a true statement, a trustworthy witness, a veritable discovery.

    Antonyms:
    apocryphal, baseless, counterfeit, disputed, exploded, fabulous, false, fictitious, spurious, unauthorized

    Synonyms:
    accredited, authentic, authoritative, authorized, certain, current, genuine, legitimate, original, real, received, reliable, sure, true, trustworthy, veritable

How to use accepted in a sentence?

  1. Orville Wright:

    If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.

  2. Baroness Helena Ann Kennedy:

    Obviously there are issues that are doctrinal but the point that we were making and which I think he (Parolin) accepted is that this is absolutely about the Church's teaching about respecting human dignity.

  3. Mutiu Sunmonu:

    From the outset, we've accepted responsibility for the two deeply regrettable operational spills in Bodo, we've always wanted to compensate the community fairly and we are pleased to have reached agreement.

  4. Attila Krasznahorkay:

    We introduced such a new particle, which nobody saw before, and which existence could not be understood by the widely accepted' Standard Model' of particle physics, so it faced scrutiny.

  5. Rusty Hardin:

    A father believed he had the right to discipline his children. He made a mistake. In unintended consequences, his son was hurt, He pled to a court and accepted punishment and wanted to resume his career, and now the NFL has decided they’re going to be the arbiter of what’s appropriate discipline for a child and whether a person is or is not feeling significant remorse.

How to pronounce accepted?

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How to say accepted in sign language?

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#1752accepted
#2392false
#7915fabulous
#9015unauthorized
#17797disputed
#19489exploded
#25316counterfeit
#27219fictitious
#28336spurious
#60134baseless
#77236unacknowledged
#78142apocryphal

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