acquiescence

noun ac·qui·es·cence \ -ˈe-sᵊn(t)s \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of acquiescence

1 :passive acceptance or submission :the act of acquiescing or the state of being acquiescent
  • I was surprised by his acquiescence to their demands.
2 :an instance of acquiescing

Examples of acquiescence in a Sentence

  1. good manners demanded our cheerful acquiescence to our host's plans for dinner

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Origin and Etymology of acquiescence

borrowed from French, from acquiescer "to acquiesce" + -ence -ence


ACQUIESCENCE Defined for Kids

acquiescence

noun ac·qui·es·cence \ ˌa-kwē-ˈe-sᵊns \

Definition of acquiescence for Students

:the act of agreeing, accepting, or giving consent


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