Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: verb

To tacitly consent; accept; assent.

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Usage examples "acquiesce":

  1. He had an odd air of being swayed, carried away, by what those around him were saying, even by what they were thinking, as if something in his nature demanded to acquiesce. - "The Way of Ambition", Robert Hichens.
  2. But it is almost incredible to me how a man whose life is marred and made hideous by such laws can possibly acquiesce in their continuance. - "The Soul of Man", Oscar Wilde.
  3. For the present I acquiesce. - "Delia Blanchflower", Mrs. Humphry Ward.