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definition of the word acquiesce

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Latin acquiescere; ad + quiescere ("to be quiet"), from quies ("rest"). Compare French acquiescer.

Infinitive
to acquiesce

Third person singular
acquiesces

Simple past
acquiesced

Past participle
acquiesced

Present participle
acquiescing

to acquiesce (third-person singular simple present acquiesces, present participle acquiescing, simple past and past participle acquiesced)

  1. (intransitive) To rest satisfied, or apparently satisfied, or to rest without opposition and discontent (usually implying previous opposition or discontent); to accept or consent by silence or by omitting to object; — followed by in, formerly also by with and to.
    They were compelled to acquiesce in a government which they did not regard as just. - Thomas De Quincey.
  2. (intransitive) To concur upon conviction; as, to acquiesce in an opinion; to assent to; usually, to concur, not heartily but so far as to forbear opposition.
    I may be forced to acquiesce in these recent developments, but I can hardly be expected to make merry over them. - Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Speckled Band

To submit; comply; yield; assent; agree; consent; accede; concur; conform; accept tacitly.


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