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/ 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.
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Origin of assent
SYNONYMS FOR assent
1, 2 acquiesce.
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
1, 2. See agree.
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British Dictionary definitions for assentor (1 of 2)
/ (əˈsɛntə) /
British government any of the eight voters legally required to endorse the nomination of a candidate in a parliamentary or local election in addition to the nominator and seconder
British Dictionary definitions for assentor (2 of 2)
/ (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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