Definition of acquiescent
: tending to accept or allow what others want or demand : inclined to acquiesce a politician accused of being too acquiescent to the demands of special interests
Examples of acquiescent in a Sentence
The acquiescent girl became a strong assertive woman.
was not as acquiescent about sharing her room as her parents seemed to think she should be
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And Arena has been one of Emanuel's loudest critics on the largely acquiescent City Council, giving the mayor another reason not to come to his aid.
After the administration expended considerable political capital to reach a nuclear deal with Iran in July 2015, Saudi rulers bemoaned that Obama had shifted U.S. foreign policy to be more acquiescent toward Tehran.
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