assentingly


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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).

assentingly

(əˈsɛntɪŋlɪ)
adv
in a concurring or complying manner
References in classic literature ?
The Nubian smiled assentingly to his master's words, then, kneeling on one knee, respectfully kissed the hand of the count.
Miss Anne rose assentingly, and the good brother took her away, while Joshua's preliminary scrapings burst into the "White Cockade," from which he intended to pass to a variety of tunes, by a series of transitions which his good ear really taught him to execute with some skill.
The doctor bowed to him assentingly and forgivingly .