Is there another word for widely acknowledged? I'm writing a paper and I can't find a better word for widely acknowledged, but it is already used by my source
One option is the noun consensus, or general agreement within a certain community.
Consensus opinion is that Denali is the most impressive mountain in North America.
There is consensus that cardiopulmonary resuscitation alone is unlikely to start the heart.
Consensus holds that the Dred Scott verdict was a low point in U. S. Supreme Court decisions.
How about commonly recognized? (See the many examples of usage here.)