assent vs consent

assent consent

Definitions

  • 1) agreement, act of agreeing
  • 2) Agreement; concurrence.
  • 3) Acquiescence; consent.
  • 4) The act of assenting; the act of the mind in admitting or agreeing to anything; concurrence with approval; consent; agreement; acquiescence.
  • 5) in England, the assent of the sovereign to a bill which has passed both houses of Parliament, after which it becomes law.
  • 6) agreement with a statement or proposal to do something
  • 7) Consent; concurrence; acquiescence; agreement to a proposal: as, the bill before the house has the assent of a great majority of the members.
  • 8) Accord; agreement; approval.
  • 9) Opinion.
  • 10) The act of the mind in admitting or agreeing to the truth of a proposition proposed for acceptance.
  • 11) To agree to, give approval to.
  • 12) to agree or express agreement
  • 13) To admit a proposition as true; express an agreement of the mind to what is alleged or proposed; concur; acquiesce: with to before an object.
  • 14) To agree to; approve; determine.
  • 15) Synonyms To agree, subscribe.
  • 16) To express agreement or acceptance, as of a proposal.
  • 17) To admit a thing as true; to express one's agreement, acquiescence, concurrence, or concession.

Definitions

  • 1) Voluntary agreement or permission
  • 2) Agreement as to opinion or a course of action.
  • 3) Acceptance or approval of what is planned or done by another; acquiescence. synonym: permission.
  • 4) Agreement in opinion or sentiment; the being of one mind; accord.
  • 5) (Law) Capable, deliberate, and voluntary assent or agreement to, or concurrence in, some act or purpose, implying physical and mental power and free action.
  • 6) Correspondence in parts, qualities, or operations; agreement; harmony; coherence.
  • 7) (Law) an age, fixed by statute and varying in different jurisdictions, at which one is competent to give consent. Sexual intercourse with a female child under the age of consent is punishable as rape.
  • 8) (Physiol.) Sympathy. See Sympathy, 4.
  • 9) Voluntary accordance with, or concurrence in, what is done or proposed by another; acquiescence; compliance; approval; permission.
  • 10) permission to do something
  • 11) Voluntary allowance or acceptance of what is done or proposed to be done by another; a yielding of the mind or will to that which is proposed; acquiescence; concurrence; compliance; permission.
  • 12) Agreement in opinion or sentiment; unity of opinion or inclination.
  • 13) A preconcerted design; concert.
  • 14) Synonyms Assent, Consent, Concurrence, etc. See assent.
  • 15) In pathology, an agreement or sympathy, by which one affected part of the system affects some distant part. See sympathy.
  • 16) In law, intelligent concurrence in the adoption of a contract or an agreement of such a nature as to bind the party consenting; agreement upon the same thing in the same sense.
  • 17) Agreement; correspondence in parts, qualities, or operation; harmony; concord.
  • 18) intransitive To express willingness, to give permission.
  • 19) transitive, medicine To cause to sign a consent form.
  • 20) To yield when one has the right, power, or desire to oppose; accede, as to persuasion or entreaty; aid, or at least voluntarily refrain from opposing, the execution of another person's purpose; comply.
  • 21) To agree; yield credence or accord; give assent, as to a proposition or the terms of an agreement.
  • 22) Synonyms See list under accede. Permit, Consent to, etc. See allow.
  • 23) To grant; allow; acknowledge; give assent to.
  • 24) To agree in sentiment; be of the same mind; accord; be at one.
  • 25) Archaic To be of the same mind or opinion.
  • 26) To give assent, as to the proposal of another; agree: synonym: assent.
  • 27) To indicate or express a willingness; to yield to guidance, persuasion, or necessity; to give assent or approval; to comply.
  • 28) To agree in opinion or sentiment; to be of the same mind; to accord; to concur.
  • 29) obsolete To grant; to allow; to assent to; to admit.

Examples

  • 1) But whether it will receive assent before the upcoming general election remains to be seen.
  • 2) The bill is still awaiting royal assent.
  • 3) So the assent theory must be wrong.
  • 4) There was a murmur of assent from all the career women present.
  • 5) It is expected to receive royal assent by the year-end.
  • 6) It has received royal assent, but cannot come into force until enabling regulations have been passed.
  • 7) Perhaps that's why she has refused to give her assent to a film.
  • 8) And yet all are confined to small pockets of devotion and none is able to command the assent of the nations of the world.
  • 9) With just a few months before the bill receives royal assent, lobbying from all sides is in overdrive.
  • 10) The script's message about the importance of scientific inquiry and common decency will be enough to command assent from audiences across the spectrum.
  • 11) The Bill received Royal assent the following year.
  • 12) It was barely a year since the Bubble Act had received its royal assent.
  • 13) We give intellectual assent to it, but if we really experience his presence, then renewal will happen.
  • 14) Yet it has been clear almost since the 2010 act received royal assent that the 2020 target would not be met.
  • 15) Because royal assent for the changes was only delivered in March some companies haven't got round to doing it yet.
  • 16) ‘Both ambassadors nodded assent, as did the Council President as he looked around the room.’
  • 17) ‘Imagine your private thrill when everyone in the congregation nodded assent.’
  • 18) ‘I nodded assent, and promptly closed my eyes and began to daydream.’
  • 19) ‘Everyone nodded and murmured their assent, and then began to shout out suggestions.’
  • 20) ‘The others nodded their assent and went back to their respective homes.’
  • 21) ‘The most honourable manner of signifying their assent, is to express their applause by the sound of their arms.’
  • 22) ‘This doubt spreads to the narrator's reliance on the narratee's assent and approval.’
  • 23) ‘When it is a case of majority assent or approval, issues arise as to the effect on the minority.’
  • 24) ‘For example, the voice actors issue pre-recorded phone calls and their conversations are such that all you can do is nod or assent.’
  • 25) ‘I nodded in assent, and slowly moved forward to embrace my coach, mentor, and friend in a gesture of thanks.’
  • 26) ‘Her eyes held him steady and he breathed deeply before nodding in assent.’
  • 27) ‘He stared at me for a moment, as if searching for the proper response, and then finally nodded in assent.’
  • 28) ‘She is the sort of person who, if you called her an unregenerate hippie, might proudly nod assent.’
  • 29) ‘It is a deviation from the party line, but a murmur of assent goes up.’
  • 30) ‘There were murmurs of assent before the messenger replied.’
  • 31) ‘A few murmurs of assent ran down the table's length at that remark.’
  • 32) ‘Parental consent and child assent was received from all dyads.’
  • 33) ‘These ordinances were read out before the community at a further churchyard meeting in September and received community assent.’
  • 34) ‘They indicate those objects toward which and those areas within which every human being is entitled to act without securing further permission or assent.’
  • 35) ‘The thesis received respectful attention, but it did not win assent or committed followers.’
  • 36) ‘He has power to veto bills by withholding his assent.’
  • 37) ‘If the president withholds his assent, the bill will be killed.’
  • 38) ‘In such cases, it has the power either to assent or to withhold assent.’
  • 39) ‘Upper houses have only one hold over governments, their ability to withhold assent from government legislation.’
  • 40) ‘They give ample assurance that it would be unreasonable to withhold assent.’
  • 41) ‘Peers had attempted to extend disability rights to sufferers of depression, but backed down from a confrontation and allowed the bill to gain assent.’
  • 42) ‘Allowing time for completion of the negotiations, then assent and ratification, the first accessions are expected around 2004.’
  • 43) ‘But we say the Chief Justice was right to draw distinction between prospective assent and ratification.’
  • 44) ‘‘The present Act never received assent, but this has never been properly challenged,’ she said.’
  • 45) ‘At the moment, the treaty assumes each state will go through with its own ratification procedure either by referendum or by assent through individual parliaments.’
  • 46) ‘Later, there is a formal ceremony in Rome but his authority as Pope is present from the moment of assent.’
  • 47) ‘His professed attitude of withholding assent was adopted to avoid error and rashness of judgement.’
  • 48) ‘Because subjects who give assent have diminished capacity, permission from their proxies also should be obtained.’
  • 49) ‘It now awaits ratification and the assent by the Chancellor, as the move requires a change in the University statute.’
  • 50) ‘Since passage of a bill into law required the assent of all three institutions, compromise was essential.’
  • 51) ‘This provision requires the Council to act unanimously after receiving the opinion of the Commission and the assent of the Parliament.’
  • 52) ‘But they clung to their plan and carried on without constitutional approval and parliamentary assent.’
  • 53) ‘The others nodded in mute agreement, assenting to the terms set down by the car's owner.’
  • 54) ‘We then asked all children of consenting parents to assent to study participation.’
  • 55) ‘By convention, the monarch will not refuse her assent to a Bill passed by Parliament and she will act on the advice of her ministers.’
  • 56) ‘The Senate, on a voice vote Monday, gave its assent to the legislation three days after the House blessed it by 298-121.’
  • 57) ‘The patient may then readily assent to other requirements we both agree on.’
  • 58) ‘The theological debates of the time come alive through his bourgeois, sporting, nonintellectual hero who nonetheless is dogged in trying to find out what precisely he would be assenting to in becoming an Anglican clergyman.’
  • 59) ‘The pope cannot remit any guilt, except by declaring that it has been remitted by God and by assenting to God's remission.’
  • 60) ‘Certainly he appears to be fulfilling all the legal functions of the role adequately, such as assenting to laws and setting session times for Parliament.’
  • 61) ‘The formality of being made to click assent is significant, even if one is assenting to standard form contracts.’
  • 62) ‘I assented to them all: not one of them created the slightest intellectual difficulty, save the major premise of God's existence.’
  • 63) ‘For such an effort to have been mounted so quickly, and for the Russians to have assented to outside help so speedily, speaks volumes for all concerned.’
  • 64) ‘‘They're still our heroes,’ said one, the nods and sound-bites from those around him signalling assent to his view.’
  • 65) ‘They might even assent to the idea that more and more women want marriage and children, not the bogus liberation that the sexual revolution purveyed.’
  • 66) ‘The Executive undertakes to produce a coherent programme of government which the parliament is duty bound to scrutinise, debate and give assent to.’
  • 67) ‘Yet a vague assent to a vague assertion only yields twice as much vagueness.’
  • 68) ‘To assent to obvious lies is to co-operate with evil, and in some small way to become evil oneself.’
  • 69) ‘Should Parliament assent to the amendments, this requirement will fall away.’
  • 70) ‘Factual assent to an armed assault is one matter; ideological commitment to it another.’
  • 71) ‘They declared themselves incapable of assenting to any changes touching the Church without the authorization of the Assembly of the Clergy.’
  • 72) ‘His acceptance of them as hypotheses does not require assenting to them.’

Examples

  • 1) Planning consent will be refused until the air around the airport meets nitrogen dioxide requirements.
  • 2) Staff must give their consent to wear them.
  • 3) But implied consent only works if the people whose consent you’re implying know that it’s going on.
  • 4) A belief that it was consenting adults doing what they agreed behind closed doors was allowed to grow.
  • 5) This has been, by common consent, the year of scary monsters and super creeps.
  • 6) He said:'We left by mutual consent.
  • 7) The smart money is on him leaving by mutual consent at the end of this season.
  • 8) We are all consenting adults and what we do behind closed doors is our business.
  • 9) You were under age so therefore could not give legal consent.
  • 10) The parks were given to the people by royal consent.
  • 11) It has planning consent for one large villa or two smaller ones.
  • 12) There is planning consent to extend the kitchen.
  • 13) The painstaking task of going through the consent form.
  • 14) Insiders said that his departure was agreed by mutual consent.
  • 15) One of the most obvious of these is obeying the laws established through common consent.
  • 16) It is much more common for divorces to be accomplished by mutual consent.
  • 17) This was always likely to be a game for consenting adults.
  • 18) She said that she was made to sign a consent form to give up her daughter.
  • 19) The group insists it is acting with the full consent of local people.
  • 20) There is an elegant panelled reception room and planning consent to turn the coach house into a flat for the au pair.
  • 21) But if one person gives consent it can open the door to friends' data.
  • 22) It matters not that the law still applies, the moral obligation to consent has gone.
  • 23) By common consent, it was his worst performance in months.
  • 24) Do not deprive each other except perhaps by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer.
  • 25) Despite signing a consent agreement waiving their right to bring legal action over the film, they are now suing for libel over the way they were depicted.
  • 26) This language carries to the human mind, with irresistible force, the idea of _two distinct states_ -- one a state of _freedom_, the other a state of _bondage_: in one of which, a person is serving with his consent for wages; in the other of which a person is serving without his _consent_, according to his master's pleasure.
  • 27) Yea, sir, if you deny that the "Declaration" asserts "all men are created equal" in body and mind, then you admit the inequality may be such as to make it impossible that in such cases men have rights unalienable save in their "consent;" and you admit it to be impossible that government in such circumstances can exist in such "_consent_" But, if you affirm the
  • 28) Doesn't informed consent imply that the patient was actually * informed* of all the relevant, reasonable, and legal treatment options before they gave their * consent* to receive, or not receive, a particular treatment?
  • 29) II. i.25 (435,2) If you shall cleave to my consent, Then 'tis,/It shall make honour for you] Macbeth expressed his thought with affected obscurity; he does not mention the royalty, though he apparently has it in his mind, _If you shall cleave to my consent_, if you shall concur with me when I determine to accept the crown, _when 'tis_, when that happens which the prediction promises, _it shall make honour for you_.
  • 30) The Governor replied that I must first obtain consent from the doctors, the doctors insisted that my heart was in a condition to make the routine of floor-washing, plank bed, etc., injurious to me.
  • 31) When our consent is divided special interests gain consent.
  • 32) "Of course, we want this to be with their consent, but where that consent is not forthcoming we do not apologise for granting local authorities powers to secure occupation without the need to obtain consent."
  • 33) And what always usually happens, Wolf, is when the majority can't get 60, you work out what we call a consent agreement under which both sides get to offer proposals.
  • 34) In this way we would get the right of suffrage just as much by what you call the consent of the States, or the States 'rights method, as by any other method.
  • 35) ‘She said she gave no outward sign of agreement or consent, whether verbal or physical.’
  • 36) ‘Claims can be settled via mutual consent, by arbitration or by a court award.’
  • 37) ‘It should be noted that the landlord has no right to consent or withhold consent to the assignment itself.’
  • 38) ‘The Claimant alleges that the first Defendant gave her consent for him to call her, and to accompany him to a party.’
  • 39) ‘However, you do not need conservation-area consent or planning permission.’
  • 40) ‘The draft order was designed to nullify the grant of the planning consent.’
  • 41) ‘Under modern English law, however, a lack of consent only renders a marriage voidable.’
  • 42) ‘The question of their consent or absence of consent is totally irrelevant.’
  • 43) ‘We were satisfied on this evidence that the sample was taken from the appellant with his consent by a medical practitioner.’
  • 44) ‘The applicant filed an application for judicial review, but it was dismissed by consent.’
  • 45) ‘Accordingly, it was not an effective request for consent under the Lease.’
  • 46) ‘The argument that the landscaping involved required planning consent does not seem to me to carry any weight.’
  • 47) ‘Full prior consent, including agreement to periodic follow up, will, of course, be sought.’
  • 48) ‘Like all the laws of nations, it rests upon the common consent of civilized communities.’
  • 49) ‘The requirement for community consent to ordinances was affirmed, but delegated to the Common Council.’
  • 50) ‘There will be orders in accordance with the signed consent of the parties.’
  • 51) ‘It was simply a question of what would be available when it was built according to the development consent.’
  • 52) ‘He could not believe that the development could be approved without his consent.’
  • 53) ‘It was agreed that any change to the facility agreement would have to have my written consent.’
  • 54) ‘There is no clear legal authority for such disclosures without patient consent.’
  • 55) ‘Where the author has consented to that, either personally or through another, then these rights will generally be exhausted.’
  • 56) ‘It would be quite unreal to infer that the bank consented to the withdrawal by a card holder whose account had been closed.’
  • 57) ‘All group members consented to the discussion being taped, and we explained that all material would be made anonymous.’
  • 58) ‘First, the legal parent has to have consented to and fostered the petitioner's relationship with the child.’
  • 59) ‘If you have allowed someone to send you emails on one topic, have you consented to getting anything that party wants to send you?’
  • 60) ‘One way to trace liberty is to take note of occasions when people consented to those who governed them.’
  • 61) ‘She later consented to its demolition, when informed the council would not build a new one if it was still standing.’
  • 62) ‘As an innocent man, his own government consented to his arbitrary detention and torture by a foreign power.’
  • 63) ‘It also suggested that as the girl did not escape earlier, she must have consented to what was done to her.’
  • 64) ‘The professor said the family of the German man had consented to the procedure.’
  • 65) ‘He denies all the charges, claiming the women consented to sexual activity.’
  • 66) ‘Settling around the table, the six of them bantered well into the evening until they finally consented to a chosen plan that pleased them all.’
  • 67) ‘All heads of households consented to the interview.’
  • 68) ‘He consented to the taking of blood and urine samples by hospital staff ‘for medical purposes only’.’
  • 69) ‘The adjournment was necessary and consented to by both parties.’
  • 70) ‘The United States consented to that treaty in accordance with our own representative processes.’
  • 71) ‘Thirteen obese patients were identified and consented to the procedure.’
  • 72) ‘I consented to the little girl's offer, letting her lead me by my free hand.’
  • 73) ‘The plaintiff, at a pre-hearing, consented to an order and an order was issued for the release of the hospital records.’
  • 74) ‘Was it a theoretical possibility that even though no mortgagee consented to this lease, the lease could be registered?’
  • 75) ‘But not only does she accede to the arrangement, she consents to be the one to find a woman who can have children.’
  • 76) ‘So, we have adequate reason to interpret a person's continued voluntary residence as a form of consenting to abide by the laws of the state.’
  • 77) ‘He would agree to strict terms, including consenting to take antabuse and drugs to achieve chemical castration.’
  • 78) ‘He was told he could wait some three months to see a court, but if he consented to deportation he'd be gone in a week.’
  • 79) ‘Anyone who entered an area like that would be considered to have consented to having to inhale other people's smoke.’
  • 80) ‘Although she was anxious to move into her new place, she consented to spending the night at her parents' home.’
  • 81) ‘And, as the secured creditor has consented to the payment, no recoupment of the money paid is possible.’
  • 82) ‘Now she consents to take charge of mine (a precious mess she will have of it, between you and me).’
  • 83) ‘The judge locates the twins' mother and she consents to take back the boys.’
  • 84) ‘He was reluctant to do this, but of late severe sick headaches made the step imperative, and he consented to go to the hospital.’
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