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Widely used, recognized, or approved: an accepted treatment for pneumonia.

ac·cept′ed·ly adv.
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In addition, the results show that there are acceptedly significant loading factors in the relationships between the variables in post-test.
Vinny's past has seen his repeated failure in a dominant sexual role; the enhanced imperfection and repressed desire of her body liberates him into the feminine submission of the romantic dyad: 'His was the acceptedly womanish role of romanticism, his passion a by-product of his passion for her.