from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Passive assent or agreement without protest.
- n. The state of being acquiescent.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A silent or passive assent or submission, or a submission with apparent content; - distinguished from avowed consent on the one hand, and on the other, from opposition or open discontent; quiet satisfaction.
- n. Submission to an injury by the party injured, or tacit concurrence in the action of another.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A silent or passive assent or submission, or a submission with apparent content; -- distinguished from avowed consent on the one hand, and on the other, from opposition or open discontent; quiet satisfaction.
- n. Submission to an injury by the party injured.
- n. Tacit concurrence in the action of another.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of acquiescing or giving tacit assent; a silent submission, or submission with apparent consent.
- n. In law, such neglect to take legal proceedings in opposition to a matter as implies consent thereto.
- n. Originally, but now rarely, contentment; satisfaction. In the ethics of Spinoza, acquiescence in one's very self is an ignoble self-satisfaction; but acquiescence of the soul in the knowledge of God is the highest result of virtue.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. acceptance without protest
- n. agreement with a statement or proposal to do something
Mr. Lieberman has been able to shield personal condemnation because of the anti-Semitic taboo, but his behavior and actions have become so outrageous, so intolerable and so duplicitous that acquiescence is no longer acceptable.
I will continue to point the finger outwards as well as inwards because comfort and acquiescence is a dangerous thing.
He bowed low in acquiescence, though he would willingly have left her there.
Tears of joy she shed over me, and thanked me for the tranquil and serene close which my return to virtue, as she called my acquiescence, had secured to her life.
To rest in the law, with a rest of complacency and acquiescence, is good; but to rest in it with a rest of pride, and slothfulness, and carnal security, is the ruin of souls.
Raffel denied that pro-Israel forces have used the "no daylight" argument to win American acquiescence to Israeli policies, while Israel's leaders feel no obligation to support U.S.
I wrote yesterday that UBS’ acquiescence is a victory for the U.S., and a small first step in the much larger fight against tax evasion.
Henry determined that the strongest incentive he could offer to secure her acquiescence was the continuation of her household on nearly the same scale it enjoyed prior to Elizabeth's birth.
From this kind of knowledge arises the highest possible mental acquiescence, that is (Def of the Emotions, xxv.), pleasure, and this acquiescence is accompanied by the idea of the mind itself
God or to the mind, it may rightly be called acquiescence of spirit, which (Def. of the Emotions, xxv. xxx.) is not really distinguished from glory.