Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To express agreement or acceptance, as of a proposal.
  • noun Agreement; concurrence.
  • noun Acquiescence; consent.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • noun The act of the mind in admitting or agreeing to the truth of a proposition proposed for acceptance.
  • noun Consent; concurrence; acquiescence; agreement to a proposal: as, the bill before the house has the assent of a great majority of the members.
  • noun Accord; agreement; approval.
  • noun Opinion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of assenting; the act of the mind in admitting or agreeing to anything; concurrence with approval; consent; agreement; acquiescence.
  • noun in England, the assent of the sovereign to a bill which has passed both houses of Parliament, after which it becomes law.
  • transitive verb To admit a thing as true; to express one's agreement, acquiescence, concurrence, or concession.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To agree to, give approval to.
  • noun agreement, act of agreeing

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb to agree or express agreement
  • noun agreement with a statement or proposal to do something

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English assenten, from Old French assentir, from Latin assentārī : ad-, ad- + sentīre, to feel; see sent- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Old French noun assent and verb assentir

Examples

  • This trait is necessary to have the correct assent of law. assent-# to agree or express agreement; "The Maestro assented to the request for an encore"

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  • This trait is necessary to have the correct assent of law. assent-# to agree or express agreement; "The Maestro assented to the request for an encore"

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  • This trait is necessary to have the correct assent of law. assent-# to agree or express agreement; "The Maestro assented to the request for an encore"

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  • This trait is necessary to have the correct assent of law. assent-# to agree or express agreement; "The Maestro assented to the request for an encore"

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  • This trait is necessary to have the correct assent of law. assent-# to agree or express agreement; "The Maestro assented to the request for an encore"

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  • This trait is necessary to have the correct assent of law. assent-# to agree or express agreement; "The Maestro assented to the request for an encore"

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  • There was a murmur of assent from the audience, and the mod gave up and finally called on one of the men ...

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  • Both episodes finish with assent pacts, nonetheless assent is clearly extraneous as good as stretched in both cases; we wait for for explosions to come.

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  • Both episodes finish with assent pacts, nonetheless assent is clearly extraneous as good as stretched in both cases; we wait for for explosions to come.

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  • For those nodding vigorously in assent by this point, the Decades Halloween party will include a contest for best decade-themed costume and a P-Funk tribute performance by the Clones of Funk.

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