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[ UK /ˌækwɪˈɛsəns/ ]
[ US /ˌækwiˈɛsəns/ ]
  1. agreement with a statement or proposal to do something
    he gave his assent eagerly
    a murmur of acquiescence from the assembly
  2. acceptance without protest
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How To Use acquiescence In A Sentence

  • But it certainly would consider itself in serious danger if it could not get a larger base of support, or at least of acquiescence. MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices
  • Quentin, although rather surprised, was at the same time pleased with the ready, or at least the unrepugnant acquiescence of Hayraddin in their change of route, for he needed his assistance as a guide, and yet had feared that the disconcerting of his intended act of treachery would have driven him to extremity. Quentin Durward
  • There was general acquiescence in the UN sanctions.
  • I was surprised by her acquiescence to/in the scheme.
  • a murmur of acquiescence from the assembly
  • Restriction of competition is synonymous with limitation of movement, acquiescence in control, and telesis, Ward's term for changes ordained by society in distinction from the natural process of change. Introduction to the Science of Sociology
  • There is really no other word in the English language to express the meaning of the ejaculative sound he made, which signified, equally, acquiescence, approval, disapproval, or anything. Picked up at Sea The Gold Miners of Minturne Creek
  • Its essence is the intentional infliction of severe pain or suffering by an official or by someone else with the consent or acquiescence of an official, and the maximum penalty is life imprisonment.
  • The half-caste smiled and nodded acquiescence as he folded up the money. A GOBOTO NIGHT
  • Thus, as we have seen, the Convention Against Torture bans all torture but defines torture as consisting of certain acts committed at the "instigation of or with the consent or acquiescence of a public official or other person acting in an official capacity. David Isenberg: Outsourcing War and Peace: Part 3
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