acquiesce


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ac·qui·esce

 (ăk′wē-ĕs′)
intr.v. ac·qui·esced, ac·qui·esc·ing, ac·qui·esc·es
To consent or comply passively or without protest: "The newest protocols require that the subjects of research ... acquiesce to the ultimate objectives" (Steve Olson). "Socrates acquiesced in his own execution" (William H. Gass). See Synonyms at assent.

[Latin acquiēscere : ad-, ad- + quiēscere, to rest; see kweiə- in Indo-European roots.]

acquiesce

(ˌækwɪˈɛs)
vb
(intr; often foll by in or to) to comply (with); assent (to) without protest
[C17: from Latin acquiēscere to remain at rest, agree without protest, from ad- at + quiēscere to rest, from quiēs quiet]
ˌacquiˈescence n
ˌacquiˈescent adj
ˌacquiˈescently adv
Usage: The use of to after acquiesce was formerly regarded as incorrect, but is now acceptable

ac•qui•esce

(ˌæk wiˈɛs)

v.i. -esced, -esc•ing.
to assent tacitly; submit or comply silently or without protest (usu. fol. by in or to).
[1610–20; < Latin acquiēscere to rest, find comfort in =ac- ac- + quiēscere to rest, sleep; see quiescent]
ac`qui•esc′ing•ly, adv.

acquiesce


Past participle: acquiesced
Gerund: acquiescing

Imperative
acquiesce
acquiesce
Present
I acquiesce
you acquiesce
he/she/it acquiesces
we acquiesce
you acquiesce
they acquiesce
Preterite
I acquiesced
you acquiesced
he/she/it acquiesced
we acquiesced
you acquiesced
they acquiesced
Present Continuous
I am acquiescing
you are acquiescing
he/she/it is acquiescing
we are acquiescing
you are acquiescing
they are acquiescing
Present Perfect
I have acquiesced
you have acquiesced
he/she/it has acquiesced
we have acquiesced
you have acquiesced
they have acquiesced
Past Continuous
I was acquiescing
you were acquiescing
he/she/it was acquiescing
we were acquiescing
you were acquiescing
they were acquiescing
Past Perfect
I had acquiesced
you had acquiesced
he/she/it had acquiesced
we had acquiesced
you had acquiesced
they had acquiesced
Future
I will acquiesce
you will acquiesce
he/she/it will acquiesce
we will acquiesce
you will acquiesce
they will acquiesce
Future Perfect
I will have acquiesced
you will have acquiesced
he/she/it will have acquiesced
we will have acquiesced
you will have acquiesced
they will have acquiesced
Future Continuous
I will be acquiescing
you will be acquiescing
he/she/it will be acquiescing
we will be acquiescing
you will be acquiescing
they will be acquiescing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been acquiescing
you have been acquiescing
he/she/it has been acquiescing
we have been acquiescing
you have been acquiescing
they have been acquiescing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been acquiescing
you will have been acquiescing
he/she/it will have been acquiescing
we will have been acquiescing
you will have been acquiescing
they will have been acquiescing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been acquiescing
you had been acquiescing
he/she/it had been acquiescing
we had been acquiescing
you had been acquiescing
they had been acquiescing
Conditional
I would acquiesce
you would acquiesce
he/she/it would acquiesce
we would acquiesce
you would acquiesce
they would acquiesce
Past Conditional
I would have acquiesced
you would have acquiesced
he/she/it would have acquiesced
we would have acquiesced
you would have acquiesced
they would have acquiesced
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.acquiesce - to agree or express agreementacquiesce - to agree or express agreement; "The Maestro assented to the request for an encore"
agree - consent or assent to a condition, or agree to do something; "She agreed to all my conditions"; "He agreed to leave her alone"
connive - encourage or assent to illegally or criminally

acquiesce

acquiesce

verb
To respond affirmatively; receive with agreement or compliance:
Translations
يَقْبَل ، يُذْعِن لِ
souhlasitsvolit
føje sigindvillige
fallast á, láta undan
paklusnussutikimassutinkantis
piekrist
razı olmak

acquiesce

[ˌækwɪˈes] VI (= agree) → consentir (in en) → conformarse (in con) (unwillingly) → someterse, doblegarse

acquiesce

[ˌækwiˈɛs] vi (= agree) → acquiescer
to acquiesce in sth [+ decision, idea] → acquiescer à qch
to acquiesce to sth [+ demand, arrangement, request] → consentir à qch

acquiesce

vieinwilligen (→ in in +acc); (submissively) → sich fügen (→ in +dat)

acquiesce

[ˌækwɪˈɛs] vi (frm) (agree) to acquiesce (to)acconsentire (a)

acquiesce

(ӕkwiˈes) verb
to agree. After a lot of persuasion, he finally acquiesced.
acquiˈescence noun
acquiˈescent adjective
References in classic literature ?
echoed the excited woodsman, who was now stubbornly bent on maintaining his identity at every hazard, and on whom the secret hints of Heyward to acquiesce in the deception were entirely lost.
Cathy was a powerful ally at home; and between them they at length persuaded my master to acquiesce in their having a ride or a walk together about once a week, under my guardianship, and on the moors nearest the Grange: for June found him still declining.
If you describe to him a set of wild manners, and a state of primitive society existing in the Highlands of Scotland, he is much disposed to acquiesce in the truth of what is asserted.
If the minority will not acquiesce, the majority must, or the government must cease.
She no doubt sincerely believed herself to have been injured by the decision; and States, like individuals, acquiesce with great reluctance in determinations to their disadvantage.
The loss of a few sides in a highly-developed Polygon is not easily noticed, and is sometimes compensated by a successful operation in the Neo-Therapeutic Gymnasium, as I have described above; and the Circles are too much disposed to acquiesce in infecundity as a Law of the superior development.
She was obdurate, and at last the lad appeared to acquiesce in his mother's decision that the ape must be returned to Africa and the boy to school, from which he had been absent on vacation.
I could not but acquiesce, for I was dog tired, and could not have sat up had I tried.
Elizabeth said no more-- but her mind could not acquiesce.
But it is almost incredible to me how a man whose life is marred and made hideous by such laws can possibly acquiesce in their continuance.
By degrees, therefore, he was brought to acquiesce in the step taken by his colleagues, as perhaps advisable in the exigencies of the case; his only care was to wind up the business with as little further loss as possible to Mr.
I may be forced to acquiesce in these recent developments, but I can hardly be expected to make merry over them.