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  • v. Present participle of assent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Giving or implying assent.

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

  • n. agreeing with or consenting to (often unwillingly)


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  • The saints used Amen at the end of prayer, or in assenting to the word of God; but none, save the Son of God, ever said, "Amen, I say unto you," for it is the language peculiar to God, who avers by

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • President Polk, in assenting to this arrangement in 1846, threw the responsibility upon the

    The Relations Between the Governments of Great Britain and the United States, from the Treaty of Ghent until the Inauguration of President Lincoln

  • It is certainly not a convincing retort to point out that: the argument is inconsistent with the existence of a Board having powers as specified under Section 11 of the Broadcasting Act. However, in assenting to the Act, Parliament either did not know what it was doing; or was making an idle gesture, not expecting the Board to promulgate any regulations respecting standards of programs, the character of advertising, the amount of time that may be devoted to advertising, and other matters specifically referred to, in the Act; or as I believe to be much more likely, Parliament consciously denied the argument that broadcasting can be left to the normal criteria and judgments of the market place.

    A High Standard

  • Belief can be described as assenting to certain doctrines -- infallible scripture, resurrection, virgin birth etc.

    Jason Derr: Can We Have Religion Without Religion and God Without God?

  • The constable and I could not avoid breaking into a kind of assenting laugh, and Rupert, who had family eloquence, was encouraged to go on with a reiterated gesture:

    The Club of Queer Trades

  • His wife took no notice of his cries and groans, for it was quite as agreeable to her to be the only speaker, and have her moaning husband a kind of assenting chorus.

    Old Fritz and the New Era

  • If he agreed, he was assenting to a conspiracy theory.

    Zero-Sum Future

  • The Irish government is only too aware that voters have rejected the European Union's two most recent treaties—those of Nice and Lisbon—before assenting on a second referendum after assurances have been received on key issues.

    Irish Gear Up for Referendum Question

  • He hesitates a moment before, with a small bow, assenting.

    Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer

  • Not that the evangelical old guard hasn't cared, or hasn't served others, but we are seeing a seismic shift in emphasis -- from an emphasis on assenting to the right theological ideas and getting to heaven, to one where it's all about translating belief into righteous action on behalf of others.

    Tom Krattenmaker: The New Evangelical Alliance Waiting To Happen


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