Friday, September 01, 2006
acquiesce intransitive verb [ak-wee-ES] To accept or consent passively or without objection -- usually used with 'in' or 'to'.
Definitions for acquiesce
- To accept or consent passively or without objection -- usually used with 'in' or 'to'.
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Citations for acquiesce
At the same time, sellers might acquiesce to mafia involvement in their business as a way of ensuring payment for goods: if the buyer defaults, the mafioso will collect.
The British were not prepared to acquiesce to the return of the Chinese to Tibet, and determined to counter the reassertion of Chinese influence.
Origin of acquiesce
Acquiesce comes from Latin acquiescere, "to give oneself to rest, hence to find one's rest or peace (in something)," from ad, "to" + quiescere, "to rest, to be or keep quiet."