consent

  • 1 consent — con·sent n 1 a: compliance in or approval of what is done or proposed by another; specif: the voluntary agreement or acquiescence by a person of age or with requisite mental capacity who is not under duress or coercion and usu. who has knowledge… …

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  • 2 consent — con‧sent [kənˈsent] noun [uncountable] 1. permission to do something, especially by someone who has authority or responsibility: • He took the car without the owner s consent. • The city authorities have given their consent to leases on two… …

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  • 3 Consent — Con*sent , n. [Cf. OF. consent.] 1. Agreement in opinion or sentiment; the being of one mind; accord. [1913 Webster] All with one consent began to make excuse. Luke xiv. 18. [1913 Webster] They fell together all, as by consent. Shak. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 consent — [kən sent′] vi. [ME consenten < OFr consentir < L consentire < com , with + sentire, to feel: see SENSE] 1. a) to agree (to do something) b) to willingly engage in a sexual act: often in the phrase consenting adult c) to give permission …

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  • 5 Consent — Con*sent , v. t. To grant; to allow; to assent to; to admit. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Interpreters . . . will not consent it to be a true story. Milton. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 consent — (v.) early 13c., from O.Fr. consentir (12c.) agree, comply, from L. consentire feel together, from com with (see COM (Cf. com )) + sentire to feel. Feeling together, hence, agreeing, giving permission, apparently a sense evolution that took place …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 consent — [n] agreement; concession accord, acquiescence, allowance, approval, assent, authorization, blank check*, blessing, carte blanche*, compliance, concurrence, goahead*, green light*, leave, okay*, permission, permit, right on*, sanction, say so*,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 consent to — index approve, authorize, comply, countenance, embrace (accept), indorse, sanction, sustain ( …

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  • 10 consent — vb *assent, accede, acquiesce, agree, subscribe Analogous words: *yield, submit, defer, relent: permit, allow, *let: *approve, sanction: concur (see AGREE) Antonyms: dissent Contrasted words: refuse, * …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 11 consent — ► NOUN ▪ permission or agreement. ► VERB 1) give permission. 2) agree to do. ORIGIN from Latin consentire agree …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 consent — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ full ▪ common, general, mutual, unanimous ▪ By unanimous consent, the Senate inserted a moratorium. ▪ …

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  • 13 Consent — Tort law Part of the …

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  • 14 consent — con|sent1 W3 [kənˈsent] n [U] 1.) permission to do something ▪ He took the car without the owner s consent . ▪ Her parents gave their consent to the marriage. ▪ A patient can refuse consent for a particular treatment at any time. ▪ Most owners… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 consent — I UK [kənˈsent] / US noun [uncountable] ** permission to do something with/without someone s consent: He entered the building without the owner s consent. consent of: You cannot go on school trips without the written consent of your parents.… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 consent — con|sent1 [ kən sent ] noun uncount ** permission to do something: with/without someone s consent: He entered the building without the owner s consent. consent of: You cannot go on school trips without the written consent of your parents. consent …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 consent — I n. 1) to give one s consent to 2) to refuse, withhold one s consent 3) common; general; informed; mutual; parental; tacit; unanimous consent 4) by consent (by mutual consent) 5) (misc.) the age of consent II v. 1) (D; intr.) to consent to (to… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 18 consent — [[t]kənse̱nt[/t]] consents, consenting, consented 1) N UNCOUNT: usu with poss If you give your consent to something, you give someone permission to do it. [FORMAL] At approximately 11:30 p.m., Pollard finally gave his consent to the search... Can …

    English dictionary

  • 19 consent — 01. A young girl cannot have her ears pierced without the [consent] of a parent. 02. You have to get your parents [consent] in order to come on the field trip to the lake. 03. My parents [consented] to let me go to Quebec on a class trip with my… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 20 consent — 1 noun (U) 1 permission to do something especially by someone in authority or by someone who is responsible for something: without sb s consent: He took the car without the owner s consent. | give your consent (=allow something to happen) see… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English