Definitions for acquiesceˌæk wiˈɛs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. assent, accede, acquiesce(verb)

    to agree or express agreement

    "The Maestro assented to the request for an encore"

Wiktionary

  1. acquiesce(Verb)

    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".

  2. acquiesce(Verb)

    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.

  3. Origin: From acquiescer, from Latin acquiescere; ad + quiescere ("to be quiet"), from quies ("rest").

Webster Dictionary

  1. Acquiesce(verb)

    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

  2. Acquiesce(verb)

    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

Freebase

  1. Acquiesce

    "Acquiesce" is a song by the English rock band Oasis, written by Noel Gallagher. The song originally appeared as a B-side to Oasis' first UK #1 single, "Some Might Say", in April 1995. Its popularity led to it being included on the B-sides compilation album The Masterplan, released in 1998, after being voted for inclusion by fans of the band on their official website. In 1998, the song was issued as a radio single in the United States to promote the release of The Masterplan. It reached #24 in the US Modern Rock Chart, based on radio airplay. A promotional video for the song was also produced, with images of a live performance at the G-Mex Centre in Manchester, on 14 December 1997. The vocals on this footage were overdubbed from another performance. "Acquiesce" was also released as one of the lead tracks to the Stop the Clocks EP, in promotion of their compilation album, Stop the Clocks. A new promotional video was filmed at the Electric Ballroom in Camden, London, on 12 September 2006, but did not feature the band. Instead, a Japanese look-alike/tribute band played the roles of Oasis. More footage is also understood to have been filmed in Japan, mirroring the idea featured in R.E.M.'s 1995 video for "Crush with Eyeliner."

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Acquiesce

    ak-kwi-es′, v.i. to rest satisfied or without making opposition: to assent (with in).—n. Acquies′cence, quiet assent or submission.—adj. Acquies′cent, resting satisfied: easy: submissive.—advs. Acquies′cently, Acquies′cingly. [L. acquiescĕread, and quies, rest.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of acquiesce in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of acquiesce in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Zoe Constantopoulou:

    The government is being totally blackmailed to acquiesce to something which does not reflect what it represents.

  2. Mike Huckabee:

    I will not acquiesce to an imperial court any more than our founders acquiesced to an imperial British monarch. We must resist and reject judicial tyranny, not retreat.

  3. Mike Huckabee:

    I will not acquiesce to an imperial court any more than our Founders acquiesced to an imperial British monarch, we must resist and reject judicial tyranny, not retreat.

  4. Maurice Godelier:

    The strongest and most effective force in guaranteeing the long-term maintenance of power is not violence in all the forms deployed by the dominant to control the dominated, but consent in all the forms in which the dominated acquiesce in their own domination.

  5. Aleister Crowley:

    Existence, as we know it, is full of sorrow. To mention only one minor point every man is a condemned criminal, only he does not know the date of his execution. This is unpleasant for every man. Consequently every man does everything possible to postpone the date, and would sacrifice anything that he has if he could reverse the sentence. Practically all religions and all philosophies have started thus crudely, by promising their adherents some such reward as immortality. No religion has failed hitherto by not promising enough the present breaking up of all religions is due to the fact that people have asked to see the securities. Men have even renounced the important material advantages which a well-organized religion may confer upon a State, rather than acquiesce in fraud or falsehood, or even in any system which, if not proved guilty, is at least unable to demonstrate its innocence. Being more or less bankrupt, the best thing that we can do is to attack the problem afresh without preconceived ideas. Let us begin by doubting every statement. Let us find a way of subjecting every statement to the test of experiment. Is there any truth at all in the claims of various religions Let us examine the question.

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