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.

Nearby words

  1. assemblyman,
  2. assemblyperson,
  3. assemblywoman,
  4. assemblé,
  5. assen,
  6. assentation,
  7. assentient,
  8. assentor,
  9. asser,
  10. assert

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

SYNONYMS FOR assent
1, 2. acquiesce.

Related forms
Can be confusedaccent accentuate assentascent assent consent

Synonym study

1, 2. See agree.

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British Dictionary definitions for assentor

assentor

/ (əˈsɛntə) /

noun

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

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

Word Origin for assent

C13: from Old French assenter, from Latin assentīrī, from sentīre to think

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Word Origin and History for assentor
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