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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But once the fuss is over, the public acquiesces in the surrender of more information-until the next revelation.
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