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consent

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of consent

  1. 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 Synonyms of consent allowance, authorization, clearance, concurrence, permission, granting, green light, leave, license (or licence), sanction, sufferance, warrantWords Related to consent imprimatur, seal, signature, stamp; accreditation, certification; liberty, pass; concession, patent, permit; tolerance, toleration; acceptance, acquiescence, agreement, assent, OK (or okay); accord, grantNear Antonyms of consent denial, refusal, rejection, revocation; taboo (also tabu); injunction, veto; deterrence, discouragement, repression, suppression; ban, embargo, exclusionAntonyms of consent interdiction, prohibition, proscription


consent

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of consent

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

Synonym Discussion of consent

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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