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acquiesce

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of acquiesce

  1. to give or express one's approval (as to a proposal) apparently the contractor expected me to acquiesce to my own fleecing Synonyms of acquiesce accede, agree, assent, come round, consent, subscribeWords Related to acquiesce adopt, embrace, espouse; abide, bear (with), endure, stand, suffer, tolerate; stomach, swallow, take; bow, knuckle under, relent, submit, succumb, yieldNear Antonyms of acquiesce rebuff, refuse, reject, scorn, spurn; deny, gainsayAntonyms of acquiesce dissent

Synonym Discussion of acquiesce

assent, consent, accede, acquiesce, agree, subscribe mean to concur with what has been proposed. assent implies an act involving the understanding or judgment and applies to propositions or opinions.
    • voters assented to the proposal
consent involves the will or feelings and indicates compliance with what is requested or desired.
    • consented to their daughter's going
accede implies a yielding, often under pressure, of assent or consent.
    • officials acceded to the prisoners' demands
acquiesce implies tacit acceptance or forbearance of opposition.
    • acquiesced to his boss's wishes
agree sometimes implies previous difference of opinion or attempts at persuasion.
    • finally agreed to come along
subscribe implies not only consent or assent but hearty approval and active support.
    • subscribes wholeheartedly to the idea


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