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assent

as·sent

assent

pronunciation:
sent
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, noun
features:
Homophone Note, Word Parts
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: assented, assenting, assents
definition 1: to agree or give approval; concur (usu. fol. by to).
synonyms:
accede, agree, approve, concur, consent
antonyms:
dissent, protest
similar words:
accept, accord
definition 2: to give in; concede; comply.
synonyms:
acquiesce, comply, concede
antonyms:
refuse
similar words:
accede, accept, capitulate, yield
 
part of speech: noun
definition: agreement, approval, or compliance.
synonyms:
accedence, accession, agreement, approval, compliance, concurrence, consent
antonyms:
dissent, refusal
similar words:
acceptance, accord, acknowledgment, amen, blessing, sanction
derivations: assentive (adj.), assentingly (adv.)
Homophone Note
Are you looking for the word ascent (a climb)? Assent and ascent sound alike but have different meanings.
Word Parts
The word assent contains the following parts:
as- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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The prefix as- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad- used before roots beginning with an "s" sound, such as "sent" and "cert." See ad-.
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sens, sent Latin root that means to feel, to perceive