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Meaning of ACQUIESCE

Pronunciation:  `akwee'es

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  to agree or express agreement; "Yes, the Maestro assented."
 

ACQUIESCE is a 9 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: accede, assent
 
 Antonyms: dissent
 
 See Also: adhere, agree, connive

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ac`qui*esce"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Acquiesced}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Acquiescing}] [L. acquiescere; ad + quiescere
to be quiet, fr. quies rest: cf. F. acquiescer. See {Quiet}.]
1. To rest satisfied, or apparently satisfied, or to rest
   without opposition and discontent (usually implying
   previous opposition or discontent); to accept or consent
   by silence or by omitting to object; -- followed by in,
   formerly also by with and to.

         They were compelled to acquiesce in a government
         which they did not regard as just.    --De Quincey.

2. To concur upon conviction; as, to acquiesce in an opinion;
   to assent to; usually, to concur, not heartily but so far
   as to forbear opposition.

Syn: To submit; comply; yield; assent; agree; consent;
     accede; concur; conform; accept tacitly.

 
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