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consent

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the approval by someone in authority for the doing of something

  • we had to get our neighborʼs consent in order to trim the tree from his side
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consent

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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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