- to permit, approve, or agree; comply or yield (often followed by to or an infinitive): He consented to the proposal. We asked her permission, and she consented.
- Archaic. to agree in sentiment, opinion, etc.; be in harmony.
- permission, approval, or agreement; compliance; acquiescence: He gave his consent to the marriage.
- agreement in sentiment, opinion, a course of action, etc.: By common consent he was appointed official delegate.
- Archaic. accord; concord; harmony.
Origin of consent
Examples from the Web for consented
Gerawan consented, but after a few months at the table, UFW balked again.A Crazy California Union Scandal
August 2, 2014
General Motors consented Friday to unprecedented oversight by Washington after it failed to recall vehicles with deadly ignitions.G.M. Becomes Government Motors Again
May 17, 2014
She consented to the photos being taken, however, but the issue of consent when it comes to use if a completely separate.New York Can't Kick Its Revenge Porn Habit
February 25, 2014
While he consented to take a lie detector test, Farrow did not.Woody Allen Fires Back: Dylan Farrow Was Brainwashed By Her Mother, Mia Farrow
February 8, 2014
He was cautious, but he consented again, on account that the two men had such friendly and protective dispositions.The ‘12 Years a Slave’ Book Shows Slavery As Even More Appalling Than In the Film
October 18, 2013
And when my brother was about to marry that woman, and Mr. Shepler asked me to marry him, I consented.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
Against the advice of his men Soto consented to go there with him.The Trail Book
But when I looked at her eyes again, I saw that she had not consented to my wish.
And finally, since he could not help it, King Aegeus consented to let him go.Tanglewood Tales
He consented, and named the next day but one for the expedition.
- to give assent or permission (to do something); agree; accede
- (intr) obsolete to be in accord; agree in opinion, feelings, etc
- acquiescence to or acceptance of something done or planned by another; permission
- accordance or harmony in opinion; agreement (esp in the phrase with one consent)
- age of consent the lowest age at which the law recognizes the right of a person to consent to sexual intercourse
Word Origin and History for consented
early 13c., from Old French consentir (12c.) "agree, comply," from Latin consentire "feel together," from com- "with" (see com-) + sentire "to feel" (see sense (n.)). "Feeling together," hence, "agreeing, giving permission," apparently a sense evolution that took place in French before the word reached English. Related: Consented; consenting.
c.1300, "approval," also "agreement in sentiment, harmony," from Old French consente, from consentir (see consent (v.)). Age of consent is attested from 1809.