Acquiesce

Pronunciation: [ ak-wee-es ]


Definition: verb

to assent tacitly; submit or comply silently or without protest; agree; consent

Origin: Early 17th century; Latin


Etymology: from Latin acquiescere, from ad- ‘to, at’ + quiescere ‘to rest’


Usage:

Synonyms:

  • accede

  • cave in

  • comply

  • concur

  • conform

  • give in

  • go along

Antonyms:

  • deny

  • differ

  • oppose

  • refuse

  • reject

  • decline

  • disagree

  • disallow

  • disapprove

  • disarrange

  • disorder

  • dispute

  • dissent

Example: Robby was ready to acquiesce halfheartedly in the new plan for the company.

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