Synonyms for acquiesce

Grammar : Verb
Spell : ak-wee-es
Phonetic Transcription : ˌæk wiˈɛs

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Définition of acquiesce

Origin :
  • 1610s, from Middle French acquiescer (16c.), from Latin acquiescere "to become quiet, remain at rest," thus "be satisfied with," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + quiescere "to become quiet," from quies (genitive quietis) "rest, quiet" (see quiet (n.)). Related: Acquiesced; acquiescing.
  • verb agree with some reluctance
Example sentences :
  • If the minority will not acquiesce, the majority must, or the Government must cease.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • This truth is so simple that the very ease with which we acquiesce in it robs it of its power.
  • Extract from : « The Ministry of Intercession » by Andrew Murray
  • If you do not find him, will you not acquiesce that it is best you should not find him?
  • Extract from : « Essays, First Series » by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Could I not pretend to acquiesce to his wishes, and so delay your end?
  • Extract from : « The Shame of Motley » by Raphael Sabatini
  • Domiloff, who did not expect the Duke of Reist in an hour, was forced to acquiesce.
  • Extract from : « The Traitors » by E. Phillips (Edward Phillips) Oppenheim
  • The progress of knowledge has taught man to acquiesce in his ignorance.
  • Extract from : « The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism » by Franz Cumont
  • She seemed to acquiesce in the man's presence in her room; it was no doubt customary.
  • Extract from : « The Choice of Life » by Georgette Leblanc
  • Ralph was ready to acquiesce in all his officer said as to future exploits.
  • Extract from : « The Shellback's Progress » by Walter Runciman
  • The nation as a whole seemed to acquiesce in the persecution.
  • Extract from : « The Reign of Mary Tudor » by W. Llewelyn Williams.
  • But I must acquiesce in what a wise providence has appointed.
  • Extract from : « Priestley in America » by Edgar F. Smith

Antonyms for acquiesce

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