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Synonyms for assent
əˈsɛntas·sent

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  1. assentnoun

    Synonyms:
    consentNoun, accede, consentVerb

  2. assentnoun

    To agree to, give approval to.

    I will give this act my assent.

    Synonyms:
    consentNoun, consentVerb, accede

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. assent

    Agree is the most general term of this group, signifying to have like qualities, proportions, views, or inclinations, so as to be free from jar, conflict, or contradiction in a given relation. To concur is to agree in general; to coincide is to agree in every particular. Whether in application to persons or things, concur tends to expression in action more than coincide; we may either concur or coincide in an opinion, but concur in a decision; views coincide, causes concur. One accepts another's terms, complies with his wishes, admits his statement, approves his plan, conforms to his views of doctrine or duty, accedes or consents to his proposal. Accede expresses the more formal agreement, consent the more complete. To assent is an act of the understanding; to consent, of the will. We may concur or agree with others, either in opinion or decision. One may silently acquiesce in that which does not meet his views, but which he does not care to contest. He admits the charge brought, or the statement made, by another — admit always carrying a suggestion of reluctance. Assent is sometimes used for a mild form of consent, as if agreement in the opinion assured approval of the decision.

    Synonyms:
    accede, accept, accord, acquiesce, admit, agree, approve, coincide, combine, comply, concur, consent, harmonize

    Antonyms:
    contend, contradict, decline, demur, deny, differ, disagree, dispute, dissent, oppose, protest, refuse

    Preposition:
    I agree in opinion with the speaker; to the terms proposed; persons agree on or upon a statement of principles, rules, etc.; we must agree among ourselves.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. assent, acquiescenceverb

    agreement with a statement or proposal to do something

    "he gave his assent eagerly"; "a murmur of acquiescence from the assembly"

    Synonyms:
    acquiescence

    Antonyms:
    dissent

  2. assent, accede, acquiesceverb

    to agree or express agreement

    "The Maestro assented to the request for an encore"

    Synonyms:
    give in, bow, accede, acquiesce, enter, submit, defer

    Antonyms:
    dissent

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. assentverb

    Synonyms:
    agree (as to a matter of opinion), CONSENT, concur, acquiesce, subscribe, yield, yield assent, give consent, fall in, go with the stream, go with the current

  2. assentnoun

    Synonyms:
    consent, agreement, concurrence, acquiescence, allowance

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. assentnoun

    Synonyms:
    consent, agreement, acquiescence, concurrence, placet

    Antonyms:
    dissent, declension

  2. assentverb

    Synonyms:
    concur, acquiesce, concede, yield, consent

    Antonyms:
    dissent, refuse

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How to use assent in a sentence?

  1. Aldous Huxley:

    That all men are equal is a proposition which, at ordinary times, no sane individual has ever given his assent.

  2. Francis Cardinal George, OMI:

    An effective ecumenist loves the Church, because the Church’s life is part of the mysteries we assent to in our act of faith. Secondly, we have to meet other Christians always in a spirit of reconciliation, mutual respect and understanding.

  3. Michael Levin:

    There were no such calls, and I only found out after the video had gone viral, i think about 12 million people have now seen me actually assenting – or appearing to assent – to her position on Trump.

  4. John Bercow:

    I have to notify the House in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967 that her Majesty has signified her royal assent to the following acts ... European Union Withdrawal Act 2018.

  5. Stephen Jay Gould:

    In science, 'fact' can only mean 'confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent.' I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms.


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