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assent

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/ əˈsɛnt /
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verb (used without object)

to agree or concur; subscribe to (often followed by to): to assent to a statement.
to give in; yield; concede: Assenting to his demands, I did as I was told.

noun

agreement, as to a proposal; concurrence.
acquiescence; compliance.

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Origin of assent

1250–1300; Middle English asenten<Old French asenter<Latin assentārī, equivalent to as-as- + sen(t)- (see scent) + -t- frequentative suffix + -ā- thematic vowel + -rī infinitive suffix
1, 2. See agree.
1. accent, accentuate, assent 2. ascent, assent , consent
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British Dictionary definitions for assent

assent
/ (əˈsɛnt) /

noun

agreement, as to a statement, proposal, etc; acceptance
hesitant agreement; compliance
sanction

verb

(intr usually foll by to) to agree or express agreement
C13: from Old French assenter, from Latin assentīrī, from sentīre to think
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