What does acquiesce mean?

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. Randy Sutton:

    Part of the war on cops [ is ] the failure of police leadership to step up to the place and not acquiesce to political considerations when it comes to the safety of police officers.

  5. 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.

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