consent

[kuhn-sent]
verb (used without object)
1.
to permit, approve, or agree; comply or yield (often followed by to or an infinitive): He consented to the proposal. We asked her permission, and she consented.
2.
Archaic. to agree in sentiment, opinion, etc.; be in harmony.
noun
3.
permission, approval, or agreement; compliance; acquiescence: He gave his consent to the marriage.
4.
agreement in sentiment, opinion, a course of action, etc.: By common consent he was appointed official delegate.
5.
Archaic. accord; concord; harmony.

Origin:
1175–1225; (v.) Middle English consenten < Anglo-French, Old French consentir < Latin consentīre (see consensus); (noun) Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French, noun derivative of the v.

consenter, noun
consentingly, adverb
nonconsent, noun
nonconsenting, adjective, noun
preconsent, noun, verb (used without object)
reconsent, verb (used without object)
unconsenting, adjective

ascent, assent, consent.


1. See agree.
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consent (kənˈsɛnt)
 
vb
1.  to give assent or permission (to do something); agree; accede
2.  obsolete (intr) to be in accord; agree in opinion, feelings, etc
 
n
3.  acquiescence to or acceptance of something done or planned by another; permission
4.  accordance or harmony in opinion; agreement (esp in the phrase with one consent)
5.  age of consent the lowest age at which the law recognizes the right of a person to consent to sexual intercourse
 
[C13: from Old French consentir, from Latin consentīre to feel together, agree, from sentīre to feel]
 
con'senter
 
n
 
con'senting
 
adj

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consent
early 13c., from O.Fr. consentir, from L. consentire "feel together," from com- "with" + sentire "to feel." "Feeling together," hence, "agreeing, giving permission," apparently a sense evolution that took place in French before the word reached English. Age of consent is attested from 1809.
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Example sentences
Consent was obtained from intended recipient and admissions obtained from both
  shipper and recipient.
Secondary use is the exploitation of data obtained for one purpose for an
  unrelated purpose without the subject's consent.
In this case, it seems unfair to punish them for something they did not consent
  to doing.
Their personal business was posted online without their consent with the vast
  majority of the content being false.
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