Part of speech: verb

To express agreement; concur; acquiesce.

Part of speech: noun

Concurrence; agreement; consent; sanction.

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Usage examples "assent":

  1. Monsignor made a small movement of assent with his head. - "Dawn of All", Robert Hugh Benson.
  2. If 't is no longer thus- Haward made a gesture of assent. - "Audrey", 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", William Dean Howells.