acquiescence

noun
ac·​qui·​es·​cence | \ ˌa-kwē-ˈe-sᵊn(t)s How to pronounce acquiescence (audio) \

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

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Examples of acquiescence in a Sentence

good manners demanded our cheerful acquiescence to our host's plans for dinner
Recent Examples on the Web Saudi acquiescence to the agreements has been considered key to the deals. Matthew Lee, Anchorage Daily News, "Bahrain to join Emirates in recognizing Israel," 11 Sep. 2020 Saudi acquiescence to the agreements has been considered key to the deals. Arkansas Online, "Bahrain becomes latest Arab nation to recognize Israel," 11 Sep. 2020 That marked another historic first for Israel and signaled acquiescence by the kingdom for the UAE's move. Aron Heller, The Christian Science Monitor, "First direct Israel-UAE flight sets stage for normalizing ties," 31 Aug. 2020 That marked another historic first for Israel and at least an acquiescence by the kingdom for the UAE's move. Fox News, "Israeli, US delegations depart to UAE in 1st direct flight," 31 Aug. 2020 Consequently, the conservative approach to environmentalism can’t be mere acquiescence to the Left’s program. Nate Hochman, National Review, "Toward a Conservative Environmentalism," 3 Sep. 2020 Before this, the culture war had been effectively lost because the left, with the support of America’s opinion-forming platforms, got acquiescence for their views from so many major institutions. Daniel Henninger, WSJ, "The Culture Wars Are Back," 2 Sep. 2020 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has touted the deal as validation of his vision that regional peace doesn't require Palestinian acquiescence or come at the cost of ceding land. Aron Heller, The Christian Science Monitor, "First direct Israel-UAE flight sets stage for normalizing ties," 31 Aug. 2020 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has touted the deal as validation of his vision that regional peace doesn’t have to go through Palestinian acquiescence and come at the cost of ceding land. Fox News, "Israeli, US delegations depart to UAE in 1st direct flight," 31 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of acquiescence

1615, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for acquiescence

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

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The first known use of acquiescence was in 1615

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18 Sep 2020

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“Acquiescence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acquiescence. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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acquiescence

noun
ac·​qui·​es·​cence | \ ˌa-kwē-ˈe-sᵊns How to pronounce acquiescence (audio) \

Kids Definition of acquiescence

: the act of agreeing, accepting, or giving consent

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