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consent

con·sent

consent

 
pronunciation:
kn sent
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: consented, consenting, consents
definition: to give agreement, approval, or permission (often fol. by to).
The generals consented to a cease-fire.Her parents reluctantly consented to the marriage.He consented to reconsider his decision.The company has consented to stop production of the car because of defects.
synonyms:
agree, approve
similar words:
accede, accept, accord, assent, compromise, concur, permit, sanction
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an approval or permission of another's plan or action.
Students need their parents' consent to go on the field trip.
synonyms:
approval, permission
similar words:
acceptance, agreement, approbation, assent, authorization, go-ahead, green light, sanction
definition 2: agreement as to action, opinion, or value.
Some governments rule by consent of the majority.
synonyms:
agreement, opinion
antonyms:
dissent
similar words:
assent, concurrence, consensus, sanction
derivation: consenter (n.)
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  • consent form:
    a form that you fill out and sign to give your consent to someone to do something
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The word consent contains the following part:
sens, sent Latin root that means to feel, to perceive