assent

Assent means agreement. If you nod your head in assent, you agree to something or you assent to it.

As a verb, assent is generally followed by a phrase beginning with the word "to:" You assent to a plan, an agreement, or to an idea. Assent is also something that you can give. You can give your assent to marry your partner if he or she asks really nicely. The opposite of assent is dissent –– which means disagreeing, or even protesting in a formal way.

Definitions of assent
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v to agree or express agreement

“The Maestro assented to the request for an encore”
Synonyms:
accede, acquiesce
Antonyms:
dissent
withhold assent
Types:
connive
encourage or assent to illegally or criminally
Type of:
agree
consent or assent to a condition, or agree to do something

n agreement with a statement or proposal to do something

“he gave his assent eagerly”
Synonyms:
acquiescence
Types:
acceptance
(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:
agreement
the verbal act of agreeing

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