verb (acquiesc, ing)
Etymology: Latin acquiescere; ad + quiescere ("to be quiet"), from quies ("rest"). Compare French acquiescer.
- (intransitive) To rest satisfied, or apparently satisfied, or to rest without opposition and discontent (usually implying previous opposition or discontent); to accept or consent by silence or by omitting to object; — followed by in, formerly also by with and to.
- They were compelled to in a government which they did not regard as just. - w:Thomas De Quincey, Thomas De Quincey.
- (intransitive) To concur upon conviction; as, to acquiesce in an opinion; to assent to; usually, to concur, not heartily but so far as to forbear opposition.
- I may be forced to in these recent developments, but I can hardly be expected to make merry over them. - w:Arthur Conan Doyle, Arthur Conan Doyle, Wikisource:The Adventure of the Speckled Band, The Adventure of the Speckled Band
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