- the act or condition of acquiescing or giving tacit assent; agreement or consent by silence or without objection; compliance (usually followed by to or in): acquiescence to his boss's demands.
- Law. such neglect to take legal proceedings for such a long time as to imply the abandonment of a right.
Origin of acquiescence
Related Words for acquiescenceconsent, concurrence, acceptance, assent, yielding, obedience, submission, permission, conformity, compliance, accession, approval, resignation
Examples from the Web for acquiescence
Contemporary Examples of acquiescence
The Latin powerhouse's acquiescence to La Paz has been particularly glaring.Escape from Bolivia
September 2, 2013
There is no effective congressional oversight, as we can see by the acquiescence of the intelligence and judiciary committees.Daniel Ellsberg: Edward Snowden Is a Hero and We Need More Whistleblowers
June 10, 2013
As measured by actions, American policy has otherwise been acquiescence.Subtlety, Mr. Obama, Doesn't Work
December 3, 2012
A new German book reveals that prominent postwar German leaders hid their Nazi past with the acquiescence of the U.S. government.New Book Reveals Postwar Germany’s Nazi Party Ties Cover-Up
May 9, 2013
Historical Examples of acquiescence
Peter read it very deliberately, then he nodded in acquiescence.Her Father's Daughter
And has he not promised temper and acquiescence, on the supposition of a change in my mind?Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)
Then she drew a long breath, and bowed her head on her hands in an acquiescence that was like prayer.
Her feelings might have been assuaged by a clean hearth and some acquiescence in her own mood.
Then she smiled graciously and nodded her head in token of acquiescence.A Hero of Our Time
M. Y. Lermontov
Word Origin and History for acquiescence
1630s, "act of acquiescing," from French acquiescence, noun of action from acquiescer (see acquiesce). Meaning "silent consent" is recorded from 1640s.