assent
I. intransitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French assentir, assenter, from Latin assentari, from assentire, from ad- + sentire to feel — more at sense Date: 14th century to agree to something especially after thoughtful consideration ; concurassentor or assenter noun Synonyms: assent, consent, accede, acquiesce, agree, subscribe mean to concur with what has been proposed. assent implies an act involving the understanding or judgment and applies to propositions or opinions <
voters assented to the proposal
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. consent involves the will or feelings and indicates compliance with what is requested or desired <
consented to their daughter's going
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. accede implies a yielding, often under pressure, of assent or consent <
officials acceded to the prisoners' demands
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. acquiesce implies tacit acceptance or forbearance of opposition <
acquiesced to his boss's wishes
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. agree sometimes implies previous difference of opinion or attempts at persuasion <
finally agreed to come along
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. subscribe implies not only consent or assent but hearty approval and active support <
subscribes wholeheartedly to the idea
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. II. noun Date: 14th century an act of assenting ; acquiescence, agreement

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