What does the word acquiesce mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Acquiescent.

  • Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To tacitly consent; accept; assent.

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by Oscar Wilde
  3. For the present I acquiesce. – Delia Blanchflower by Mrs. Humphry Ward
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