- Acquiescence is agreement to do what someone wants, or acceptance of what they do even though you do not agree with it. [FORMAL]
Deirdre smiled her acquiescence and resumed her seat...
Fear of rapid social change made temporary acquiescence in slavery tolerable in the South.Ant:
English dictionary. 2008.
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acquiescence — I noun accedence, acceptance, accession, accordance, acknowledgment, adsensus, agreement, allowance, assent, compliance, concession, concordance, concurrence, consent, grant, implied consent, nonresistance, observance, passive agreement, passive… … Law dictionary
Acquiescence — is the term used to describe an act of a person in knowingly standing by without raising any objection to infringement of his rights, when someone else is unknowingly and honestly putting in his resources under the impression that the said rights … Wikipedia
acquiescence — ⇒ACQUIESCENCE, subst. fém. Vieilli. Action d acquiescer. Synon. acquiescement : • Nous prenons d ordinaire l acquiescence donnée à la détermination pour un jugement libre et un acte volontaire. BOULAINVILLIERS, Réfut. de Spinoza, p. 8 (Littré).… … Encyclopédie Universelle
Acquiescence — Ac qui*es cence, n. [Cf. F. acquiescence.] [1913 Webster] 1. A silent or passive assent or submission, or a submission with apparent content; distinguished from avowed consent on the one hand, and on the other, from opposition or open discontent; … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
acquiescence — (n.) 1630s, act of acquiescing, from Fr. acquiescence, noun of action from acquiescer (see ACQUIESCE (Cf. acquiesce)). Meaning silent consent is recorded from 1640s … Etymology dictionary
Acquiescence — Acquiescence, auch Verschweigung, ist ein Begriff des Völkerrechts. Darunter versteht man die stillschweigende und widerspruchslose Hinnahme völkerrechtlich relevanter Stellungnahmen oder Handlungen. Verhalten sich Staaten passiv, obwohl eine… … Deutsch Wikipedia
acquiescence — compliance, resignation (see under COMPLIANT) Analogous words: deference, obeisance (see HONOR): submissiveness (see corresponding adjective at TAME) Antonyms: rebelliousness or rebellion Contrasted words: insubordination, contumaciousness (see… … New Dictionary of Synonyms
acquiescence — [n] reluctant agreement acceptance, accession, approval, assent, compliance, concurrence, conformity, consent, giving in, obedience, permission, resignation, submission, submissiveness, yielding; concepts 8,10 Ant. disagreement, insubordination,… … New thesaurus
acquiescence — [ak΄wē es′əns] n. the act of acquiescing; agreement or consent without protest … English World dictionary
acquiescence — n. 1) complete, total acquiescence 2) acquiescence in, to (acquiescence in a decision) * * * [ˌækwɪ es(ə)ns] total acquiescence to (acquiescence in a decision) complete acquiescence in … Combinatory dictionary
acquiescence — /skwiyesans/ Conduct recognizing the existence of a transaction, and intended, in some extent at least, to carry the transaction, or permit it to be carried, into effect. It is some act, not deliberately intended to ratify a former transaction… … Black's law dictionary