Acquiesces



to assent tacitly; submit or comply silently or without protest; agree; consent:
to acquiesce halfheartedly in a business plan.
Contemporary Examples

Pamela acquiesces to an extremely uncomfortable kiss, and then is finally allowed to go.
Louie Attempts Rape (and Explores the ‘Nice Guy’ Phenomenon) Amy Zimmerman June 2, 2014

Historical Examples

I feel as if I could kill every man who acquiesces in the present order of things.
The Daughters of Danaus Mona Caird

All this makes her the more reluctant to part with him; but, as it is for a throne, she acquiesces.
Aurelian William Ware

He longs to live, yet acquiesces in death, argues not with the inexorable.
The French Revolution Thomas Carlyle

But the sculptor, with his insight, acquiesces, so this man need not pity him.
Browning’s Heroines Ethel Colburn Mayne

The Queen promptly claims him for her husband and he acquiesces.
The Standard Light Operas George Upton

“France also acquiesces,” said he, when he had finished the reading.
The Daughter of an Empress Louise Muhlbach

He felt weak like a drowning man who acquiesces in the waters.
Aaron’s Rod D. H. Lawrence

It acquiesces in them; and, in a manner, fixes and reposes itself on them.
A Treatise of Human Nature David Hume

The American People acquiesces slowly, or frequently does not acquiesce in what is beneficial to its Interests.
American Institutions and Their Influence Alexis de Tocqueville et al.

verb
(intransitive; often foll by in or to) to comply (with); assent (to) without protest
v.

1610s, from Middle French acquiescer (16c.), from Latin acquiescere “to become quiet, remain at rest,” thus “be satisfied with,” from ad- “to” (see ad-) + quiescere “to become quiet,” from quies (genitive quietis) “rest, quiet” (see quiet (n.)). Related: Acquiesced; acquiescing.

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