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ASSENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does assent mean? 

ASSENT (noun)
  The noun ASSENT has 1 sense:

1. agreement with a statement or proposal to do something

  Familiarity information: ASSENT used as a noun is very rare.


ASSENT (verb)
  The verb ASSENT has 1 sense:

1. to agree or express agreement

  Familiarity information: ASSENT used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ASSENT (noun)


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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 ("assent" is a kind of...):

agreement (the verbal act of agreeing)

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

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)


ASSENT (verb)


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Meaning:

To agree or express agreement

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

acquiesce; assent; accede

Context example:

The Maestro assented to the request for an encore

Hypernyms (to "assent" is one way to...):

agree (consent or assent to a condition, or agree to do something)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "assent"):

connive (encourage or assent to illegally or criminally)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP

Antonym:

dissent (withhold assent)


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