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consent

[ kuhn-sent ]
/ kənˈsɛnt /
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verb (used without object)

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.

noun

permission, approval, or agreement; sanction; 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.

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Origin of consent

First recorded in 1175–1225; Middle English verb consenten, concenten, from Anglo-French, Old French consentir, from Latin consentīre “to join or share a feeling; concur”; noun derivative of the verb;see consensus

synonym study for consent

1. See agree.

OTHER WORDS FROM consent

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH consent

ascent, assent, consent
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British Dictionary definitions for consent

consent
/ (kənˈsɛnt) /

verb

to give assent or permission (to do something); agree; accede
(intr) obsolete to be in accord; agree in opinion, feelings, etc

noun

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

Derived forms of consent

consenter, nounconsenting, adjective

Word Origin for consent

C13: from Old French consentir, from Latin consentīre to feel together, agree, from sentīre to feel
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