[ uh-sent ]
/ əˈsɛnt /
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.
agreement, as to a proposal; concurrence.
CHALLENGE YOURSELF WITH THESE WORDS FROM "LITTLE WOMEN"
"Little Women" may be a classic, but that doesn't mean we all know the meanings of the vocab words from the book. Can you define these words correctly and make Jo proud?
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Origin of assent
synonym study for assent
1, 2. See agree.
OTHER WORDS FROM assent
as·sent·ing·ly, adverbas·sen·tive, adjectiveas·sen·tive·ness, nounas·sen·tor, as·sent·er, noun
non·as·sent·ing, adjectivere·as·sent, verb (used without object)un·as·sent·ing, adjectiveun·as·sen·tive, adjective
Words nearby assent
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British Dictionary definitions for assentive
/ (əˈsɛnt) /
agreement, as to a statement, proposal, etc; acceptance
hesitant agreement; compliance
(intr usually foll by to) to agree or express agreement
Word Origin for assent
C13: from Old French assenter, from Latin assentīrī, from sentīre to think
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