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acquiesce

[ ak-wee-es ]
/ 藢忙k wi藞蓻s /
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verb (used without object), ac路qui路esced, ac路qui路esc路ing.
to assent tacitly; submit or comply silently or without protest; agree; consent: to acquiesce halfheartedly in a business plan.
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Origin of acquiesce

1610鈥20; <Latin acqui膿scere to find rest in, equivalent to ac-ac- + qui膿- + -sc- inchoative suffix + -ere infinitive suffix

OTHER WORDS FROM acquiesce

ac路qui路esc路ing路ly, adverbnon路ac路qui路esc路ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for acquiesce

acquiesce
/ (藢忙kw瑟藞蓻s) /

verb
(intr; often foll by in or to) to comply (with); assent (to) without protest

Derived forms of acquiesce

acquiescence, nounacquiescent, adjectiveacquiescently, adverb

Word Origin for acquiesce

C17: from Latin acqui膿scere to remain at rest, agree without protest, from ad- at + qui膿scere to rest, from qui膿s quiet

usage for acquiesce

The use of to after acquiesce was formerly regarded as incorrect, but is now acceptable
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