[ kuh n-sent ]
/ kənˈsɛnt /
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.
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.
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Words nearby consent
Origin of consent
1175–1225; (v.) Middle English consenten < Anglo-French, Old French consentir < Latin consentīre (see consensus); (noun) Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French, noun derivative of the v.
OTHER WORDS FROM consent
con·sent·er, nouncon·sent·ing·ly, adverbnon·con·sent, nounnon·con·sent·ing, adjective, noun
pre·con·sent, noun, verb (used without object)re·con·sent, verb (used without object)un·con·sent·ing, adjective
synonym study for consent
1. See agree.
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British Dictionary definitions for consenter
/ (kənˈsɛnt) /
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
Derived forms of consentconsenter, 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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