acquiesce in
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  • Acquiesce — Ac qui*esce , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Acquiesced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Acquiescing}] [L. acquiescere; ad + quiescere to be quiet, fr. quies rest: cf. F. acquiescer. See {Quiet}.] 1. To rest satisfied, or apparently satisfied, or to rest without… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acquiesce — [ak΄wē es′] vi. acquiesced, acquiescing [Fr acquiescer, to yield to < L acquiescere < ad , to + quiescere: see QUIET] to agree or consent quietly without protest, but without enthusiasm: often with in [to acquiesce in a decision] SYN.… …   English World dictionary

  • acquiesce — v. (D; intr.) to acquiesce in, to (they acquiesced in the decision) USAGE NOTE: Some purists feel that the collocation acquiesce to is now old fashioned. * * * [ˌækwɪ es] to (USAGE NOTE: Some purists feel that the collocation acquiesce to is now… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • acquiesce — verb /ˌækwiˈɛs/ a) 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; mdash; followed by in,… …   Wiktionary

  • acquiesce — UK [ˌækwɪˈes] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms acquiesce : present tense I/you/we/they acquiesce he/she/it acquiesces present participle acquiescing past tense acquiesced past participle acquiesced formal to agree to something or to accept… …   English dictionary

  • acquiesce — [[t]æ̱kwie̱s[/t]] acquiesces, acquiescing, acquiesced VERB If you acquiesce in something, you agree to do what someone wants or to accept what they do. [FORMAL] [V in/to n] Steve seemed to acquiesce in the decision... [V in/to n] He has gradually …   English dictionary

  • acquiesce — /ˌækwiˈɛs / (say .akwee es) verb (i) (acquiesced, acquiescing) to comply quietly; assent tacitly; agree; consent (often followed by in or to): to acquiesce in an opinion; to acquiesce to a decision. {Latin acquiescere} –acquiescing, adjective… …   Australian English dictionary

  • acquiesce — Synonyms and related words: abide by, accede, accept, acclaim, accommodate, acquiesce in, adapt, adjust, agree, agree to, agree with, applaud, assent, be agreeable, be agreeable to, be dying to, be eager, be game, be open to, be persuaded, be… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • acquiesce — ac|qui|esce [ˌækwiˈes] v [Date: 1600 1700; : French; Origin: acquiescer, from [i]Latin acquiescere, from ad to + quiescere to be quiet ] formal to do what someone else wants, or allow something to happen, even though you do not really agree with… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • acquiesce — ac|qui|esce [ ,ækwi es ] verb intransitive FORMAL to agree to something or to accept something, although you do not want to: acquiesce in/to: Despite acquiescing in the board s decision, he had never really changed his own view …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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