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.
The crowd of political newcomers, and former Labour and Conservative voters roared their assent.
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On top of this, the 2013 national budget was passed the Iraqi parliament without the assent of the Kurds.
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He has even thrown a few million to the teachers’ unions to gain their assent.
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The first soldier to charge across this rhetorical veld is followed by hundreds harrumphing their assent.
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The crowd on the floor responded with a half-hearted murmur of assent.
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And who is able to compel you to assent to that which appears false?
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And then, as the other nodded in assent, she spoke with a compelling kindliness.
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Not a word, however, of this could he say, and so he nodded his assent to Misset’s proposal.
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The foreman only glanced at him in silence, and the young man took this for assent.
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Having given her assent, she took the money and the receipt, and went out.
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agreement, as to a statement, proposal, etc; acceptance
hesitant agreement; compliance
(intransitive) usually foll by to. to agree or express agreement
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.
early 14c., “consent, approval,” from Old French assent, a back-formation from assentir (see assent (v.)).
- Ass hole
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ass is dragging, one’s sentence The subject is very tired; one is exhausted and hence sluggish
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