Thursday, January 29, 2009

Expand Your Vocabulary: Acquiesce

ac-qui-esce [ak-wee-es]
–VERB (used without object), -esced, -escing.

*to assent tacitly; submit or comply silently or without protest; agree; consent

*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.

*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.

synonyms: submit; comply; yield; assent; agree; consent; accede; concur; conform; accept tacitly

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