from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To agree, as to a proposal; concur.
- n. Agreement; concurrence: reached assent on a course of action.
- n. Acquiescence; consent: gave my assent to the plan.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To agree to, give approval to.
- n. agreement, act of agreeing
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To admit a thing as true; to express one's agreement, acquiescence, concurrence, or concession.
- n. The act of assenting; the act of the mind in admitting or agreeing to anything; concurrence with approval; consent; agreement; acquiescence.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To admit a proposition as true; express an agreement of the mind to what is alleged or proposed; concur; acquiesce: with to before an object.
- Synonyms To agree, subscribe.
- To agree to; approve; determine.
- n. The act of the mind in admitting or agreeing to the truth of a proposition proposed for acceptance.
- n. Consent; concurrence; acquiescence; agreement to a proposal: as, the bill before the house has the assent of a great majority of the members.
- n. Accord; agreement; approval.
- n. Opinion.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. to agree or express agreement
- n. agreement with a statement or proposal to do something
Middle English assenten, from Old French assentir, from Latin assentārī : ad-, ad- + sentīre, to feel; see sent- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old French noun assent and verb assentir (Wiktionary)