Consent Con*sent", v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Consented}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Consenting}.] [F. consentir, fr. L. consentire, -sensum, to feel together, agree; con- + sentire to feel. See {Sense}.] 1. To agree in opinion or sentiment; to be of the same mind; to accord; to concur. [1913 Webster]

And Saul was consenting unto his death. --Acts. viii. 1. [1913 Webster]

Flourishing many years before Wyclif, and much consenting with him in jugdment. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

2. To indicate or express a willingness; to yield to guidance, persuasion, or necessity; to give assent or approval; to comply. [1913 Webster]

My poverty, but not my will, consents. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

And whispering ``I will ne'er consent,'' -- consented. --Byron.

Syn: To accede; yield; assent; comply; agree; allow; concede; permit; admit; concur; acquiesce. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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