Definition of Acquiesce

1. Verb. To agree or express agreement. "The Maestro assented to the request for an encore"

Exact synonyms: Accede, Assent
Generic synonyms: Agree
Specialized synonyms: Connive
Derivative terms: Accession, Acquiescence, Acquiescence, Acquiescent, Assent, Assenter, Assentient
Antonyms: Dissent

Definition of Acquiesce

1. v. i. To rest satisfied, or apparently satisfied, or to rest without opposition and discontent (usually implying previous opposition or discontent); to accept or consent by silence or by omitting to object; -- followed by in, formerly also by with and to.

Definition of Acquiesce

1. Verb. (intransitive) To rest satisfied, or apparently satisfied, or to rest without opposition and discontent (usually implying previous opposition or discontent); to accept or consent by silence or by omitting to object; — followed by "in", formerly also by "with" and "to". ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To concur upon conviction; as, to acquiesce in an opinion; to assent to; usually, to concur, not heartily but so far as to forbear opposition. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Acquiesce

1. [v -ESCED, -ESCING, -ESCES]

Medical Definition of Acquiesce

1. 1. To rest satisfied, or apparently satisfied, or to rest without opposition and discontent (usually implying previous opposition or discontent); to accept or consent by silence or by omitting to object; followed by in, formerly also by with and to. "They were compelled to acquiesce in a government which they did not regard as just." (De Quincey) 2. To concur upon conviction; as, to acquiesce in an opinion; to assent to; usually, to concur, not heartily but so far as to forbear opposition. Synonym: To submit, comply, yield, assent, agree, consent, accede, concur, conform, accept tacitly. Origin: L. Acquiescere; ad + quiescere to be quiet, fr. Quies rest: cf. F. Acquiescer. See Quiet. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acquiesce

acquaintances
acquaintanceship
acquaintanceships
acquaintant
acquaintants
acquaintaunce
acquaintaunces
acquainted
acquainted(p)
acquainted with(p)
acquaintedness
acquainting
acquaints
acquest
acquests
acquiesce (current term)
acquiesced
acquiescence
acquiescences
acquiescencies
acquiescency
acquiescent
acquiescently
acquiesces
acquiescing
acquiescingly
acquiesence
acquiesences
acquiet
acquieted

Literary usage of Acquiesce

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1. English Synonymes Explained in Alphabetical Order: With Copious by George Crabb (1881)
"acquiesce, in Latin acquies├ža, or of, ad, to or with, ... complies with, or acquiesce* in a thing; many consent, or one consents, to a thing. ..."

2. Crabb's English Synonyms by George. Crabb (1917)
"acquiesce INTIMACY. Acquaintance, from acquaint, is derived from the Old French ... acquiesce. See AGREE. ACQUIRE, OBTAIN, GAIN, WIN, EARN. ..."

3. The Origin and Growth of the English Constitution: An Historical Treatise by Hannis Taylor (1898)
"... and all parties and sects compelled to accept or acquiesce acquiesce in a system of religious uniformity which rested upon parliamen- in a state tary ..."

4. Papers Relating to the Treaty of Washington by United States Dept. of State, Geneva Arbitration Tribunal (1873)
"ьГ^ for itself, acquiesce in the exercise of belligerent powers, as sought to be made effective against the rebels, at the cost of ..."

5. Twenty Years of Congress: From Lincoln to Garfield ; with a Review of the by James Gillespie Blaine (1884)
"SOUTH REFUSES TO acquiesce. "TVT"O feature of the extraordinary winter of 1860-61 is more sin- JL-\ gular in retrospect than the formal leave-taking of the ..."

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