- to assent tacitly; submit or comply silently or without protest; agree; consent: to acquiesce halfheartedly in a business plan.
Origin of acquiesce
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accede, concur; capitulate.
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Examples from the Web for acquiescing
The liberals have allowed that belief to emerge by acquiescing in conservative inconsistency.Originalists Making It Up Again: McCutcheon and ‘Corruption’
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By acquiescing to the formation of a new state, Telangana, India is setting a dangerous precedent of ethnic division.India’s Newest State Telangana Is Bosnia Redux
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By acquiescing, the Supreme Court made it look like they were in the tank for Bush.What if the Supreme Court Had Declined to Hear Bush v. Gore?
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But acquiescing to that pessimism means acquiescing to new spasms of terrible violence.The Conversation Israel and Palestine Needs to Have
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But acquiescing to talks without a settlement freeze would be a major backtrack for Abbas and probably hurt his public standing.Obama’s Calculated Middle East Game: Can He Bring Peace?
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The last nine are her reply, acquiescing with a sad dignity.A Syllabus of Kentucky Folk-Songs
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And yet the idea of acquiescing in his friend's sudden departure was very painful to him.Orley Farm
And more, he was angry with himself for acquiescing in that self understood agreement.At Fault
Angels in light, acquiescing in God's law, were at least virtually in covenant with him.The Ordinance of Covenanting
Acquiescing in his wish, I said to my boy, What do I hold in my hand?Memoirs of Robert-Houdin, ambassador, author and conjurer
Jean Henri Robert-Houdin
- (intr; often foll by in or to) to comply (with); assent (to) without protest
C17: from Latin acquiēscere to remain at rest, agree without protest, from ad- at + quiēscere to rest, from quiēs quiet
The use of to after acquiesce was formerly regarded as incorrect, but is now acceptable
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Word Origin and History for acquiescing
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