assent


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as·sent

 (ə-sĕnt′)
intr.v. as·sent·ed, as·sent·ing, as·sents
To express agreement or acceptance, as of a proposal.
n.
1. Agreement; concurrence: reached assent on a course of action.
2. Acquiescence; consent: gave my assent to the plan.

[Middle English assenten, from Old French assentir, from Latin assentārī : ad-, ad- + sentīre, to feel; see sent- in Indo-European roots.]

as·sent′er, as·sen′tor n.
as·sent′ing·ly adv.
as·sen′tive adj.
Synonyms: assent, agree, accede, acquiesce, consent, concur, subscribe
These verbs denote acceptance of another's views, proposals, or actions. To assent is to give an affirmative response, as to a proposal or request: "He argued point by point that [the queen] knew of the plot, approved of it, assented to it" (John Guy).
Agree suggests an assent that is given in recognition of shared interests or as a result of persuasive argument: They agreed to most of our proposed modifications but balked at any changes to the schedule.
Accede, in contrast, implies that one person or group has yielded to the other: "She did accede to one of her mother's wishes: she wore a white dress" (Bill Turque).
Acquiesce suggests passive assent because of inability or unwillingness to oppose: I acquiesced in their decision despite my misgivings.
Consent implies voluntary agreement, especially from one with the authority to say no: The patient refused to consent to any further treatment.
Concur suggests that one has independently reached the same conclusion as another: "I concurred with our incumbent in getting up a petition against the Reform Bill" (George Eliot).
Subscribe indicates hearty approval: "I am contented to subscribe to the opinion of the best-qualified judge of our time" (Sir Walter Scott).

assent

(əˈsɛnt)
n
1. agreement, as to a statement, proposal, etc; acceptance
2. hesitant agreement; compliance
3. sanction
vb
(usually foll by: to) to agree or express agreement
[C13: from Old French assenter, from Latin assentīrī, from sentīre to think]

as•sent

(əˈsɛnt)

v.i
1. to agree or concur; acquiesce; subscribe (often fol. by to): to assent to a statement.
n.
2. agreement, as to a proposal; concurrence; acquiescence.
[1250–1300; < Old French asenter < Latin assentārī, frequentative of assentīre to agree <as- as- + sentire to feel]
as•sent′ing•ly, adv.
as•sen′tor, as•sent′er, n.

assent


Past participle: assented
Gerund: assenting

Imperative
assent
assent
Present
I assent
you assent
he/she/it assents
we assent
you assent
they assent
Preterite
I assented
you assented
he/she/it assented
we assented
you assented
they assented
Present Continuous
I am assenting
you are assenting
he/she/it is assenting
we are assenting
you are assenting
they are assenting
Present Perfect
I have assented
you have assented
he/she/it has assented
we have assented
you have assented
they have assented
Past Continuous
I was assenting
you were assenting
he/she/it was assenting
we were assenting
you were assenting
they were assenting
Past Perfect
I had assented
you had assented
he/she/it had assented
we had assented
you had assented
they had assented
Future
I will assent
you will assent
he/she/it will assent
we will assent
you will assent
they will assent
Future Perfect
I will have assented
you will have assented
he/she/it will have assented
we will have assented
you will have assented
they will have assented
Future Continuous
I will be assenting
you will be assenting
he/she/it will be assenting
we will be assenting
you will be assenting
they will be assenting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been assenting
you have been assenting
he/she/it has been assenting
we have been assenting
you have been assenting
they have been assenting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been assenting
you will have been assenting
he/she/it will have been assenting
we will have been assenting
you will have been assenting
they will have been assenting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been assenting
you had been assenting
he/she/it had been assenting
we had been assenting
you had been assenting
they had been assenting
Conditional
I would assent
you would assent
he/she/it would assent
we would assent
you would assent
they would assent
Past Conditional
I would have assented
you would have assented
he/she/it would have assented
we would have assented
you would have assented
they would have assented
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.assent - agreement with a statement or proposal to do somethingassent - agreement with a statement or proposal to do something; "he gave his assent eagerly"; "a murmur of acquiescence from the assembly"
agreement - the verbal act of agreeing
acceptance - (contract law) words signifying consent to the terms of an offer (thereby creating a contract)
conceding, concession, yielding - the act of conceding or yielding
Verb1.assent - to agree or express agreementassent - 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
dissent - withhold assent; "Several Republicans dissented"

assent

assent to something agree to, allow, accept, grant, approve, permit, sanction, O.K., comply with, go along with, subscribe to, consent to, say yes to, accede to, fall in with, acquiesce in, concur with, give the green light to I assented to the publisher's request to write this book.

assent

verb
To respond affirmatively; receive with agreement or compliance:
noun
The act or process of accepting:
Informal: OK.
Translations
مُوافَقَه عَلىيُوافِق عَلى
schváleníschválitsouhlassouhlasit
billigelsegodkendelsesamtykke
samòykkisamòykkja
piekrišanapiekristsankcijasankcionēt

assent

[əˈsent]
A. N (= agreement) → asentimiento m, consentimiento m; (= approval) → aprobación f
royal assentaprobación f real
by common assentde común acuerdo
to nod one's assentasentir con la cabeza
B. VIasentir (to a) → consentir (to en)

assent

[əˈsɛnt]
n (= agreement, consent) → assentiment m, consentement m
to give one's assent → donner son assentiment, donner son consentement
vi (= agree, consent) → donner son assentiment, consentir
to assent to sth → donner son assentiment à qch, consentir à qch

assent

nZustimmung f; to give one’s assent to somethingseine Zustimmung zu etw geben; by common assentmit allgemeiner Zustimmung; royal assentkönigliche Genehmigung
vizustimmen; to assent to somethingeiner Sache (dat)zustimmen

assent

[əˈsɛnt]
1. nbenestare m, assenso, consenso
by common assent → di comune accordo
2. viassentire
to assent (to sth) → approvare (qc)

assent

(əˈsent) noun
agreement. The Queen gave the royal assent to the bill.
verb
(with to) to agree. They assented to the proposal.
References in classic literature ?
March, but he looked at Jo, and the mother's voice gave as cordial an assent as did the daughter's eyes, for Mrs.
More than him has done that,' said Antonia sadly, and the girls murmured assent.
After a moment of hesitation, he waved his hand in assent, and uttered the English word "Good
She appeared to assent to this, but still only in silence; seeing which I went on: "I must have it now.
The most conspicuously situated lady in that massed flower-bed of feminine show and finery inclined her head by way of assent, and then the spokesman of the prisoners delivered himself and his fellows into her hands for free pardon, ransom, captivity, or death, as she in her good pleasure might elect; and this, as he said, he was doing by command of Sir Kay the Senes- chal, whose prisoners they were, he having vanquished them by his single might and prowess in sturdy conflict in the field.
He did not hear what Amy was saying, and whenever she paused expectantly he could only stammer an awkward assent, which was as often misplaced as otherwise.
At the man's nod of assent Rebecca sped down the lane, crying irrepressibly as she neared the wagon, "Oh, Emma Jane
Emma did not find herself equal to give the pleased assent, which no doubt he was in the habit of receiving, to emulate the "Very true, my love," which must have been usually administered by his travelling companion; but she had resolution enough to refrain from making any answer at all.
He paused for her assent and compassion; and she forced herself to say,
SUMMER was already past its prime, when Edgar reluctantly yielded his assent to their entreaties, and Catherine and I set out on our first ride to join her cousin.
Pendril replied ceremoniously by a gesture of assent.
He meant Ham, who beamed with delight and assent over the bag of shrimps.