from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To give assent, as to the proposal of another; agree. See Synonyms at assent.
- intransitive v. Archaic To be of the same mind or opinion.
- n. Acceptance or approval of what is planned or done by another; acquiescence. See Synonyms at permission.
- n. Agreement as to opinion or a course of action: She was chosen by common consent to speak for the group.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To express willingness, to give permission.
- v. To cause to sign a consent form.
- n. Voluntary agreement or permission
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To agree in opinion or sentiment; to be of the same mind; to accord; to concur.
- intransitive v. To indicate or express a willingness; to yield to guidance, persuasion, or necessity; to give assent or approval; to comply.
- transitive v. To grant; to allow; to assent to; to admit.
- n. Agreement in opinion or sentiment; the being of one mind; accord.
- n. Correspondence in parts, qualities, or operations; agreement; harmony; coherence.
- n. Voluntary accordance with, or concurrence in, what is done or proposed by another; acquiescence; compliance; approval; permission.
- n. Capable, deliberate, and voluntary assent or agreement to, or concurrence in, some act or purpose, implying physical and mental power and free action.
- n. Sympathy. See Sympathy, 4.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To agree in sentiment; be of the same mind; accord; be at one.
- To agree; yield credence or accord; give assent, as to a proposition or the terms of an agreement.
- To yield when one has the right, power, or desire to oppose; accede, as to persuasion or entreaty; aid, or at least voluntarily refrain from opposing, the execution of another person's purpose; comply.
- Synonyms See list under accede. Permit, Consent to, etc. See allow.
- To grant; allow; acknowledge; give assent to.
- n. Voluntary allowance or acceptance of what is done or proposed to be done by another; a yielding of the mind or will to that which is proposed; acquiescence; concurrence; compliance; permission.
- n. In law, intelligent concurrence in the adoption of a contract or an agreement of such a nature as to bind the party consenting; agreement upon the same thing in the same sense.
- n. Agreement in opinion or sentiment; unity of opinion or inclination.
- n. A preconcerted design; concert.
- n. Agreement; correspondence in parts, qualities, or operation; harmony; concord.
- n. In pathology, an agreement or sympathy, by which one affected part of the system affects some distant part. See sympathy.
- n. Synonyms Assent, Consent, Concurrence, etc. See assent.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. permission to do something
- v. give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to
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When our consent is divided special interests gain consent.
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And what always usually happens, Wolf, is when the majority can't get 60, you work out what we call a consent agreement under which both sides get to offer proposals.
In this way we would get the right of suffrage just as much by what you call the consent of the States, or the States 'rights method, as by any other method.
In a sexual exploitation charge, consent is not a defence.