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
As they generally have in the past, the courts acquiesced in the government's efforts to combat terrorism.
The government initially acquiesced in their growth, and they quickly became relatively well stocked and sophisticated.
It is astonishing that college students have thus far acquiesced in so egregious an abridgment of the age of majority.
Most appalling are those doctors who actively supported or acquiesced in silence to the restructuring that cut nursing care.
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