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Tullow Oil was accused yesterday of flouting accepted boardroom best practice after promoting its chief executive and founder to the role of non-executive chairman. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The story has become an accepted part of the legend. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It was an accepted fact back then. The Sun (2006)This became the accepted wisdom by the end of the day. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They also have an intellectual objection to the accepted wisdom. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Make-up has become an accepted part of society but few people stop and ask why we do it. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Many benefits are provided simply because it is the accepted practice, like the company car. Personnel Management: A New Approach (1991)It's an accepted fact in any selling job. The Guide to Greatness in Sales (1994)Since then, it has become an accepted fact that mind games are crucial to victory. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This may seem no more than common sense, but today it is not the accepted wisdom. Times, Sunday Times (2009)My real concern is that food banks will become an accepted way that we take care of our most vulnerable members of society. The Sun (2013)The danger for the government is that the opposition's narrative becomes the accepted wisdom. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Maintaining high artistic standards could only become the major consideration when public funding became an accepted part of cultural life after the war. A TALE OF FOUR HOUSES: Opera at Covent Garden, La Scala, Vienna and the Met since 1945 (2003)The accepted wisdom is that America is too big for two wheels. Times, Sunday Times (2012)By now he had become an accepted part of the Labour middle ground. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Britain today is a fragmented nation, where ethnic and religious ghettos have become an accepted norm. Times, Sunday Times (2007)For decades, the accepted wisdom was that resources can be more of a curse than a blessing. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It is an accepted fact of American politics that a man ages twice as fast in office as out of it. Times, Sunday Times (2012)An industry that is endorsed and publicised by endless smiling celebrities and generally an accepted part of modern life: cosmetic surgery. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He said: 'The doctors down there comply with accepted international practice. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But the accepted practice is that the United Kingdom observes its international obligations. The Sun (2012)He said: 'It has long been an accepted fact that the service and oath will be revised. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Is it still the accepted practice that the bride's family should pay for the couple's wedding? Times, Sunday Times (2016)And they are utilising the advantage of being a new set-up: it provides the opportunity to have a fresh look at accepted practice. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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British English: accepted ADJECTIVE
Accepted ideas are agreed by most people to be correct or reasonable.
There is no generally accepted definition of life.
Definition of accepted from the Collins English Dictionary
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