Assented



to agree or concur; subscribe to (often followed by to):
to assent to a statement.
to give in; yield; concede:
Assenting to his demands, I did as I was told.
agreement, as to a proposal; concurrence.
acquiescence; compliance.
Contemporary Examples

Osbourne assented that Rivers had made it easier for her and “other independent, outspoken women” to be themselves.
Melissa Rivers: Life After Joan—A Funny, Moving Celebration on a Special ‘Fashion Police’ Tim Teeman September 19, 2014

Historical Examples

Yes, it is, assented the young pitcher, for I did want Reggie Varley to know who really robbed his valise.
Baseball Joe in the Central League Lester Chadwick

But Cousin Henry assented to the proposition and took his departure.
Cousin Henry Anthony Trollope

The remark sounded a little inconsequent in Janetta’s ear, but Margaret understood and assented.
A True Friend Adeline Sergeant

Craig assented eagerly, and Vandam left us for a moment to get them.
The Silent Bullet Arthur B. Reeve

Much against his own will, Rivers assented, though his impatience frequent found utterance in words querulously sarcastic.
Guy Rivers: A Tale of Georgia William Gilmore Simms

“That’s so,” assented Mrs. March, bustling about to stir up the fire.
Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1904 Lucy Maud Montgomery

“Yes,” assented, Stoliker, winking quietly at the professor.
In the Midst of Alarms Robert Barr

Fred assented to this, provided Matthew would accompany him.
Under Fire Frank A. Munsey

“Imposing on our innocence, it seems to me,” assented Tom, gloomily.
Bert Wilson’s Twin Cylinder Racer J. W. Duffield

noun
agreement, as to a statement, proposal, etc; acceptance
hesitant agreement; compliance
sanction
verb
(intransitive) usually foll by to. to agree or express agreement
v.

c.1300, from Old French assentir “agree; get used to” (12c.), from Latin assentare “to agree with,” frequentative of assentire, from ad- “to” (see ad-) + sentire “to feel, think” (see sense (n.)). Related: Assented; assenting.
n.

early 14c., “consent, approval,” from Old French assent, a back-formation from assentir (see assent (v.)).

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