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as·sent

assent

 
pronunciation:
sent
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, noun
features:
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: assents, assenting, assented
definition 1: to consent, agree, or give approval (usu. fol. by "to").
Her parents eventually assented to her marriage.He not only knew of the torture; he had assented to it.She was asked to take on this onerous task and she assented.
synonyms:
accede, agree, approve, concur, consent
antonyms:
dissent, protest
similar words:
accept, accord
definition 2: to give in; concede; comply (often fol. by "to" or infinitive).
They assented to the demands of the kidnappers.The management assented to the workers' demands.The ailing singer assented to do one last concert in Vienna.
synonyms:
acquiesce, comply, concede
antonyms:
refuse
similar words:
accede, accept, capitulate, yield
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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
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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.
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