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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To give consent; to say yes.

Usage examples (36)
  • It is your own assent to yourself, and the constant voice of your own reason, and not of others, that should make you believe.
  • He gave his assent eagerly
  • This trait is necessary to have the correct assent of law. assent-# to agree or express agreement; "The Maestro assented to the request for an encore"
  • The royal assent is given with the words “la reine le veult”. for more
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  • It's easy to hear a distinct "accent" (style of speech) when you "ascend" (go up) to the Appalachian mountains. Making an "ascent" is to make an upward movement, while "assent" means to agree.
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