Acquiescence is an agreement, usually a willingness to go along with what someone else suggests. "Sure, I don't mind," "That sounds like a plan," and "Good idea" — these are all ways to show your acquiescence.

The word acquiescence, pronounced "ack-we-ESS-sense," comes from the French word of the same spelling. The first record of its meaning as "silent consent" occurred in the 1640s. Acquiescence, in addition to "agreement," can also mean "acceptance without protest." Often when you offer acquiescence, you give in to another person's plan, perhaps because you are afraid to object or you don't have a better idea of your own.

Definitions of acquiescence
  1. noun
    agreement with a statement or proposal to do something
    “a murmur of acquiescence from the assembly”
    synonyms: assent
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    (contract law) words signifying consent to the terms of an offer (thereby creating a contract)
    conceding, concession, yielding
    the act of conceding or yielding
    bye, pass
    you advance to the next round in a tournament without playing an opponent
    type of:
    the verbal act of agreeing
  2. noun
    acceptance without protest
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    type of:
    the state of being acceptable and accepted
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