Assent

  • 1 assent — as·sent 1 /ə sent/ vi: to agree to something esp. freely and with understanding: give one s assent assent 2 n: agreement to a matter under consideration esp. based on freedom of choice and a reasonable knowledge of the matter their mutual assent… …

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  • 2 Assent — As*sent , n. [OE. assent, fr. assentir. See {Assent}, v.] The act of assenting; the act of the mind in admitting or agreeing to anything; concurrence with approval; consent; agreement; acquiescence. [1913 Webster] Faith is the assent to any… …

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  • 3 assent — as‧sent [əˈsent] noun LAW 1. [uncountable] formal agreement by someone: • Any such decision would require the assent of two thirds of shareholders. 2. [countable] a document that legally makes someone the new owner of a dead person s property * * …

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  • 4 assent — vb Assent, consent, accede, acquiesce, agree, subscribe and their corresponding nouns express in common the idea of concurrence with what someone else has stated or proposed. Assent implies primarily an act of the understanding and applies to… …

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  • 5 Assent — Assent …

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  • 6 assent — [asɑ̃] n. m. ÉTYM. Attesté XXe; transcription de la prononciation méridionale de accent. ❖ ♦ Accent du Midi de la France, en français. || Avé (avec) l assent. Plus rarement, en parlant du Sud Ouest. 0 De Bordeaux natif ! Avec l assent et le goût… …

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  • 7 assent — ► NOUN ▪ the expression of approval or agreement. ► VERB (usu. assent to) ▪ express assent. DERIVATIVES assenter (also assentor) noun. ORIGIN from Latin assentire, from sentire feel, think …

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  • 8 Assent — can refer to: * A Belgian village between Bekkevoort and Diest. * Offer and acceptance * Royal Assent …

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  • 9 assent — [n] agreement acceptance, accession, accord, acknowledgment, acquiescence, admission, affirmation, approval, authorization, compliance, concurrence, consent, nod, permission, sanction; concepts 8,684 Ant. disagreement, dissent, rejection assent… …

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  • 10 Assent — As*sent , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Assented}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Assenting}.] [F. assentir, L. assentire, assentiri; ad + sentire to feel, think. See {Sense}.] To admit a thing as true; to express one s agreement, acquiescence, concurrence, or… …

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  • 11 assent to — index approve, authorize, certify (approve), comply, concur (agree), countenance, indorse …

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  • 12 assent — [ə sent′] vi. [ME assenten < OFr assenter < L assentari < assentire < ad , to + sentire, to feel: see SEND1] to express acceptance of an opinion, proposal, etc.; agree (to); concur n. consent or agreement; concurrence SYN. CONSENT… …

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  • 13 assent — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ common (BrE), general, universal ▪ Medicine is, by common assent, a good profession. ▪ There was general assent about his achievements. ▪ royal ( …

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  • 14 Assent — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Assent >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 assent assent assentment Sgm: N 1 acquiescence acquiescence admission Sgm: N 1 nod nod Sgm: N 1 accord accord concord concordance Sgm: N …

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  • 15 assent — I n. 1) to give ; nod one s assent to (she gave her assent to our plan) 2) by common assent II v. (formal) (D; intr.) to assent to (we assented to his proposal) * * * [ə sent] nod one s assent to (she gave her assent to our plan) by common assent …

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  • 16 assent — as|sent1 [əˈsent] n [U] formal approval or agreement from someone who has authority ▪ a nod of assent assent of ▪ the assent of the Board of Governors assent to ▪ Parliament gave its assent to war. assent 2 assent2 v …

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  • 17 assent — {{11}}assent (n.) early 14c., consent, approval, from O.Fr. assent, a back formation from assentir (see ASSENT (Cf. assent) (v.)). {{12}}assent (v.) c.1300, from O.Fr. assentir agree; get used to (12c.), from L. assentare to agree with,… …

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  • 18 assent — I. intransitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French assentir, assenter, from Latin assentari, from assentire, from ad + sentire to feel more at sense Date: 14th century to agree to something especially after thoughtful consideration …

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  • 19 assent — [[t]əse̱nt[/t]] assents, assenting, assented 1) N UNCOUNT: oft with poss, N to/for n If someone gives their assent to something that has been suggested, they formally agree to it. He gave his assent to the proposed legislation... Without their… …

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  • 20 assent — I UK [əˈsent] / US noun [uncountable] formal agreement with or approval of a plan or suggestion She gave her assent for the project to move ahead. II UK [əˈsent] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms assent : present tense I/you/we/they assent… …

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