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Definition of "assent" []

  • To agree, as to a proposal; concur. (verb-intransitive)
  • Agreement; concurrence: reached assent on a course of action. (noun)
  • Acquiescence; consent: gave my assent to the plan. (noun)
  • Agreement, as to a statement, proposal, etc; acceptance (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Hesitant agreement; compliance (noun)
  • Sanction (noun)
  • To agree or express agreement (verb)

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Use "assent" in a sentence
  • "This trait is necessary to have the correct assent of law. assent-# to agree or express agreement; "The Maestro assented to the request for an encore""
  • "For those nodding vigorously in assent by this point, the Decades Halloween party will include a contest for best decade-themed costume and a P-Funk tribute performance by the Clones of Funk."
  • "There was a murmur of assent from the audience, and the mod gave up and finally called on one of the men ..."