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the approval by someone in authority for the doing of something
  • we had to get our neighbor's consent in order to trim the tree from his side

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Synonyms & Antonyms of consent (Entry 2 of 2)

to give or express one's approval (as to a proposal)
  • refused to consent to the marriage

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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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The first known use of consent was in the 13th century

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“Consent.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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