Verb assent Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


assent (third-person singular simple present assents, present participle assenting, simple past and past participle assented)

  1. To agree, to give approval.
  2. To admit a thing as true.
to agree to, give approval to

More definition: agree or concur; subscribe to (often followed by to), to assent to a statement. give in; yield; concede, Assenting to his demands, I did as I was told.

3.agreement, as to a proposal; concurrence.

4.acquiescence; compliance.

1. agreement, as to a statement, proposal, etc; acceptance

2. hesitant agreement; compliance

3. sanction verb

4. (intransitive) usually foll by to. to agree or express agreement Word OriginC13, from Old French assenter, from Latin assentīrī, from sentīre to thinkCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
c.1300, from Old French assentir "agree; get used to" (12c.), from Latin assentare "to agree with," frequentative of assentire, from ad- "to" (see ad-) + sentire "to feel, think" (see sense (n.)). Related, Assented; assenting.
early 14c., "consent, approval," from Old French assent, a back-formation from assentir (see assent (v.)).


She murmured her assent and that ended the conversation.

Lori nodded assent and Alex set out to determine if anything needed to be done before they left.

At length in 1833 the ministry of Earl Grey took the question in hand and carried the abolition with little difficulty, the measure passing the House of Commons on the 7th of August, 1833 and receiving the Royal assent on the 28th.

The treaty had contemplated the evacuation of the occupied provinces after the restoration of order and prosperity; and this had been expressly stipulated in an agreement signed by the AustroHungarian and Ottoman plenipotentiaries at Berlin, as a condition of Turkish assent to the provisions of the treaty.

Meanwhile the estates, with the tardy assent of Vienna, had undertaken to pay the expenses of publishing Palacky's capital work, The History of the Bohemian People (5 vols., 1836-1867).

In 1907 the royal assent was given to bills restricting the immigration of Asiatics and providing for the registration of all Asiatics in the country.

Each of these two propositions must command assent as soon as uncritical ignorance gives place to philosophic reflection; but each may be exaggerated, indeed has currently been exaggerated, into falsity.

He said that the Emperor Alexander did not consider Kurakin's demand for his passports a sufficient cause for war; that Kurakin had acted on his own initiative and without his sovereign's assent, that the Emperor Alexander did not desire war, and had no relations with England.

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