consent

[[t]kənse̱nt[/t]]
consents, consenting, consented
1) N-UNCOUNT: usu with poss If you give your consent to something, you give someone permission to do it. [FORMAL]

At approximately 11:30 p.m., Pollard finally gave his consent to the search...

Can my child be medically examined without my consent?

2) VERB If you consent to something, you agree to do it or to allow it to be done. [FORMAL]

[V to-inf] He finally consented to go...

[V to n/-ing] He asked Ginny if she would consent to a small celebration after the christening...

I was a little surprised when she consented.

Syn:
3) See also age of consent
4) PHRASE: PHR with v If something happens by common consent or by mutual consent, it happens as the result of an agreement between the people or groups involved.

By common consent their talk avoided the reason for their being there at all...

He left the company by mutual consent last September.

5) PHRASE: PHR with cl You can use by general consent or by common consent to indicate that most people agree that something is true.

By common consent this election constituted a historic step on the road to democracy.


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  • Consent — Con*sent , n. [Cf. OF. consent.] 1. Agreement in opinion or sentiment; the being of one mind; accord. [1913 Webster] All with one consent began to make excuse. Luke xiv. 18. [1913 Webster] They fell together all, as by consent. Shak. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • consent — [kən sent′] vi. [ME consenten < OFr consentir < L consentire < com , with + sentire, to feel: see SENSE] 1. a) to agree (to do something) b) to willingly engage in a sexual act: often in the phrase consenting adult c) to give permission …   English World dictionary

  • Consent — Con*sent , v. t. To grant; to allow; to assent to; to admit. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Interpreters . . . will not consent it to be a true story. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Consent — Con*sent , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Consented}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Consenting}.] [F. consentir, fr. L. consentire, sensum, to feel together, agree; con + sentire to feel. See {Sense}.] 1. To agree in opinion or sentiment; to be of the same mind; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • consent — (v.) early 13c., from O.Fr. consentir (12c.) agree, comply, from L. consentire feel together, from com with (see COM (Cf. com )) + sentire to feel. Feeling together, hence, agreeing, giving permission, apparently a sense evolution that took place …   Etymology dictionary

  • consent — [n] agreement; concession accord, acquiescence, allowance, approval, assent, authorization, blank check*, blessing, carte blanche*, compliance, concurrence, goahead*, green light*, leave, okay*, permission, permit, right on*, sanction, say so*,… …   New thesaurus

  • consent to — index approve, authorize, comply, countenance, embrace (accept), indorse, sanction, sustain ( …   Law dictionary

  • consent — vb *assent, accede, acquiesce, agree, subscribe Analogous words: *yield, submit, defer, relent: permit, allow, *let: *approve, sanction: concur (see AGREE) Antonyms: dissent Contrasted words: refuse, * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • consent — ► NOUN ▪ permission or agreement. ► VERB 1) give permission. 2) agree to do. ORIGIN from Latin consentire agree …   English terms dictionary

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