verb (used without object), ac·qui·esced, ac·qui·esc·ing.
- acquaintance rape,
- acquaintance violence,
- acquired antibody
Origin of acquiesce
Examples from the Web for acquiesce
He was force of nature and a force for good that eventually, they had to acquiesce.
Why should we acquiesce in the preparation of our spirits for the worst kind of servility—slavery to fate?
Are five crotchety conservative men likely to decide to acquiesce to this change, or fight it?
If you let by without dispute a failure of language you acquiesce in an affront against literary integrity.Letter to a Young Critic: William Giraldi Defends True Criticism|William Giraldi|September 5, 2012|DAILY BEAST
So many wish to suppress this history, and it's good to see Coulter refusing to acquiesce.
I could not but acquiesce, for I was “dog-tired,” and could not have sat up had I tried.Dracula|Bram Stoker
Whether the King has any resource left, or whether he will (as I rather think) acquiesce, God knows.Memoirs of the Courts and Cabinets of George the Third|The Duke of Buckingham and Chandos
The poor scholar and the burgher of Berne appeared to acquiesce in this opinion, and no more said in the matter.The Headsman|James Fenimore Cooper
If the minority will not acquiesce, the majority44 must, or the Government must cease.Noted Speeches of Abraham Lincoln|Abraham Lincoln
It is, one might say with some truth, a mark of spiritual breeding to know how to acquiesce.The Secrets of a Kuttite|Edward O. Mousley
Word Origin for acquiesce
1610s, from Middle French acquiescer (16c.), from Latin acquiescere "to become quiet, remain at rest," thus "be satisfied with," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + quiescere "to become quiet," from quies (genitive quietis) "rest, quiet" (see quiet (n.)). Related: Acquiesced; acquiescing.