Acquiesce Ac`qui*esce", v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Acquiesced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Acquiescing}] [L. acquiescere; ad + quiescere to be quiet, fr. quies rest: cf. F. acquiescer. See {Quiet}.] 1. To rest satisfied, or apparently satisfied, or to rest without opposition and discontent (usually implying previous opposition or discontent); to accept or consent by silence or by omitting to object; -- followed by in, formerly also by with and to. [1913 Webster]

They were compelled to acquiesce in a government which they did not regard as just. --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]

2. To concur upon conviction; as, to acquiesce in an opinion; to assent to; usually, to concur, not heartily but so far as to forbear opposition. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To submit; comply; yield; assent; agree; consent; accede; concur; conform; accept tacitly. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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