What does the word assent mean?

Usage examples for assent

  1. Monsignor made a small movement of assent with his head. – Dawn of All by Robert Hugh Benson
  2. If 't is no longer thus- Haward made a gesture of assent. – Audrey by Mary Johnston
  3. She did not finally assent; she did not finally refuse; but she felt that she was very weak. – The Coast of Bohemia by William Dean Howells