acquiesce

[ak-wee-es]
verb (used without object), acquiesced, acquiescing.
to assent tacitly; submit or comply silently or without protest; agree; consent: to acquiesce halfheartedly in a business plan.

Origin:
1610–20; < Latin acquiēscere to find rest in, equivalent to ac- ac- + quiē- (see quiet2) + -sc- inchoative suffix + -ere infinitive suffix

acquiescingly, adverb
nonacquiescing, adjective


accede, concur; capitulate.


contest, protest.
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acquiesce (ˌækwɪˈɛs)
 
vb
(intr; often foll by in or to) to comply (with); assent (to) without protest
 
[C17: from Latin acquiēscere to remain at rest, agree without protest, from ad- at + quiēscere to rest, from quiēsquiet]
 
usage  The use of to after acquiesce was formerly regarded as incorrect, but is now acceptable
 
acqui'escence
 
n
 
acqui'escent
 
adj
 
acqui'escently
 
adv

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acquiesce
1610s, from Fr. acquiescer, from L. acquiescere "to become quiet, remain at rest," thus "be satisfied with," from ad- "to" + quiescere "to become quiet," from quies (gen. quietis) "rest, quiet" (see quiet (n.)).
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Example sentences
Avoiding public tantrums is a major reason we acquiesce and buy our kids junk.
But we need not acquiesce to either the temptation of war or to the risks of a
  steady drift toward containment.
It looks like "grow up" means to just shut up and accept, to
  acquiesce and go with the status quo.
Well, when an alligator demands your pajamas, all you can do is acquiesce.
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