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assent

as·sent

assent

 
pronunciation:
sent
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, noun
features:
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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
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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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