- 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 unconsenting
To put it rather uncharitably, the USPHS practiced a major dental experiment on a city full of unconsenting subjects.Anti-Fluoriders Are The OG Anti-Vaxxers
July 27, 2016
He was not for the moment horrible to her unconsenting will.Old Crow
The officer was loud and impassioned, the lady firm but unconsenting.Strange Pages from Family Papers
T. F. Thiselton Dyer
Stella laid down her pen with the ready obedience which can be made so baffling when it proceeds from an unconsenting will.The Second Fiddle
His gay courage held her unconsenting admiration even while she resented it.Wyoming, a Story of the Outdoor West
William MacLeod Raine
- 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 unconsenting
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.