The definition of well-received is as followed, according to the Collins English Dictionary
ADJECTIVE (well received when postpositive) having been greeted or reviewed with approval: his well-received books
However the term is used as an almost universal standard in China to say that something has been received successfully. For example
“This document has been well-received”
The original meaning is that someones work has been received successfully, for example to a crowd, or after a book launch.
As I see this more and more often, I begin to question if this is now correct? Language is always changing and evolving, and it is always influenced by external sources.
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