agreement with a statement or proposal to do something
"he gave his assent eagerly"; "a murmur of acquiescence from the assembly"
assent, accede, acquiesce(verb)
to agree or express agreement
"The Maestro assented to the request for an encore"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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.
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How to use assent in a sentence?
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.
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.
That all men are equal is a proposition which, at ordinary times, no sane individual has ever given his assent.
When it gets Royal Assent it will be a surrender bill and that is why the prime minister has said that, especially once this bill is in place, that we need to move forward as a country, we need to deliver on Brexit, and that's why unfortunately I think we are in the position where we need a general election.
The communique to be released before the start of trade (Monday) thus confirms, with the assent of the Belgian government, the will of the two parties to combine.
Translations for assent
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- одобрение, съгласявам се, съгласие, одобрявамBulgarian
- asentir, consentir, asentimientoSpanish
- myöntymys, myöntää, suostumus, suostuaFinnish
- assentiment, assentirFrench
- aontaScottish Gaelic
- assenso, assentireItalian
- samtykkjeNorwegian Nynorsk
- huñiy, añiyQuechua
- соглашаться, одобрять, согласие, одобрение, утверждениеRussian
- odobrenje, pristanakSerbo-Croatian
- samtycke, samtyckaSwedish
- kabul, kabul etmek, onaylamak, rıza göstermek, onayTurkish
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