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ACQUIESCENCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does acquiescence mean? 

ACQUIESCENCE (noun)
  The noun ACQUIESCENCE has 2 senses:

1. acceptance without protest
2. agreement with a statement or proposal to do something

  Familiarity information: ACQUIESCENCE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ACQUIESCENCE (noun)


Sense 1acquiescence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Acceptance without protest

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("acquiescence" is a kind of...):

acceptance (the state of being acceptable and accepted)


Sense 2acquiescence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Agreement with a statement or proposal to do something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

assent; acquiescence

Context examples:

he gave his assent eagerly / a murmur of acquiescence from the assembly

Hypernyms ("acquiescence" is a kind of...):

agreement (the verbal act of agreeing)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "acquiescence"):

acceptance ((contract law) words signifying consent to the terms of an offer (thereby creating a contract))

conceding; concession; yielding (the act of conceding or yielding)


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