Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine
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Word of the Day 05/26/19 Consent

Consent (verb, noun)
consent [ kuh n-sent ]


verb (used without object)
1. to permit, approve, or agree; comply or yield (often followed by to or an infinitive): He consented to the proposal. We asked her permission, and she consented.
2. Archaic. to agree in sentiment, opinion, etc.; be in harmony.

noun
3. permission, approval, or agreement; compliance; acquiescence: He gave his consent to the marriage.
4. agreement in sentiment, opinion, a course of action, etc.: By common consent he was appointed official delegate.
5. Archaic. accord; concord; harmony.

CAN BE CONFUSED
ascent, assent

RELATED FORMS
con·sent·er, noun
con·sent·ing·ly, adverb
non·con·sent, noun
non·con·sent·ing, adjective, noun
pre·con·sent, noun, verb (used without object)
re·con·sent, verb (used without object)
un·con·sent·ing, adjective

RELATED WORDS
sanction, blessing, permission, concurrence, acquiescence, assent, understanding, go-ahead, permit, compliance, approval, authorization, subscribe, comply, acquiesce, accord, okay, leave, yes, allowance

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SYNONYM STUDY
1. See agree.

Origin: 1175–1225; (v.) Middle English consenten < Anglo-French, Old French consentir < Latin consentīre (see consensus); (noun) Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French, noun derivative of the v.

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