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assent

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of assent

  1. to give or express one's approval (as to a proposal) are we to conclude from your silence that you assent? Synonyms of assent acquiesce, agree, accede, come round, consent, subscribeWords Related to assent adopt, embrace, espouse; abide, bear (with), endure, stand, suffer, tolerate; stomach, swallow, take; bow, knuckle under, relent, submit, succumb, yieldNear Antonyms of assent rebuff, refuse, reject, scorn, spurn; deny, gainsayAntonyms of assent dissent

Synonym Discussion of assent

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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