- 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.
- agreement, as to a proposal; concurrence.
- acquiescence; compliance.
Origin of assent
1, 2. acquiesce.
1, 2. See agree.
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He assented--and being thus, in a manner, ordered up--went it alone.
And Mrs. Roberts smiled, and assented to the statement, but not to the proposition.Ester Ried Yet Speaking
"I shouldn't be in the least surprised," Mary assented, as she finished buttoning her gloves.Within the Law
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- agreement, as to a statement, proposal, etc; acceptance
- hesitant agreement; compliance
- (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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Word Origin and History for assented
early 14c., "consent, approval," from Old French assent, a back-formation from assentir (see assent (v.)).
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