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Meaning of CONSENT

Pronunciation:  kun'sent

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  permission to do something; "he indicated his consent"
  2. [v]  give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to; "I cannot accept your invitation"; "I go for this resolution"

CONSENT is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: accept, go for
 Antonyms: decline, refuse
 See Also: affirm, agree, buckle under, contract in, give, give in, informed consent, knuckle under, permission, settle, succumb, take in charge, undertake, yield



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Con*sent"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Consented}; p. pr. &
    vb. n {Consenting}.] [F. consentir, fr. L. consentire,
    -sensum, to feel together, agree; con- + sentire to feel. See
    1. To agree in opinion or sentiment; to be of the same mind;
       to accord; to concur.
             And Saul was consenting unto his death. --Acts.
                                                   viii. 1.
             Flourishing many years before Wyclif, and much
             consenting with him in jugdment.      --Fuller.
    2. To indicate or express a willingness; to yield to
       guidance, persuasion, or necessity; to give assent or
       approval; to comply.
             My poverty, but not my will, consents. --Shak.
             And whispering ``I will ne'er consent,'' --
             consented.                            --Byron.
    Syn: To accede; yield; assent; comply; agree; allow; concede;
         permit; admit; concur; acquiesce.
  2. \Con*sent"\, v. t.
    To grant; to allow; to assent to; to admit. [Obs.]
          Interpreters . . . will not consent it to be a true
          story.                                   --Milton.
  3. \Con*sent"\, n. [Cf. OF. consent.]
    1. Agreement in opinion or sentiment; the being of one mind;
             All with one consent began to make exuse. --Luke
                                                   xiv. 18.
             They feil together all, as by consent. --Shak.
    2. Correspondence in parts, qualities, or operations;
       agreement; harmony; coherence.
             The melodious consent of the birds.   --Holland.
             Such is the world's great harmony that springs From
             union, order, full consent of things. --Pope.
    3. Voluntary accordance with, or concurrence in, what is done
       or proposed by another; acquiescence; compliance;
       approval; permission.
             Thou wert possessed of David's throne By free
             consent of all.                       --Milton.
    4. (Law) Capable, deliberate, and voluntary assent or
       agreement to, or concurrence in, some act or purpose,
       implying physical and mental power and free action.
    5. (Physiol.) Sympathy. See {Sympathy}, 4.
    Syn: Assent; acquiescence; concurrence; agreement; approval;
         permission. See {Assent}.
    {Age of consent} (Law), an age, fixed by statute and varying
       in different jurisdictions, at which one is competent to
       give consent. Sexual intercourse with a female child under
       the age of consent is punishable as rape.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Consent is a medicolegal term in the context of an agreement to treatment. Following the model of the common law a consent must be related to the treatment, informed, voluntary, and not obtained through fraudulent means.
Legal Dictionary
 Definition: Agreement; voluntary acceptance of the wish of another.
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