acquiescence

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noun ac·qui·es·cence \-ˈe-sən(t)s\

Definition of acquiescence

  1. 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. 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

Origin and Etymology of acquiescence

see acquiesce


First Known Use: 1615


ACQUIESCENCE Defined for Kids

acquiescence

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noun ac·qui·es·cence \ˌa-kwē-ˈe-səns\

Definition of acquiescence for Students

  1. :  the act of agreeing, accepting, or giving consent



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