Definitions for consentkənˈsɛnt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

con•sentkənˈsɛnt(v.i.)

  1. to permit, approve, or comply; agree, as to an expressed wish or a proposed action (often fol. by to or an infinitive).

  2. Archaic. to agree in sentiment or opinion.

  3. (n.)permission, approval, or agreement; compliance:

    He gave his consent to the marriage.

  4. agreement in sentiment, opinion, or a course of action:

    by common consent.

  5. Archaic. accord; harmony.

Origin of consent:

1175–1225; ME < AF, OF consentir < L consentīre (see consensus )

con•sent′ing•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. consent(verb)

    permission to do something

    "he indicated his consent"

  2. accept, consent, go for(verb)

    give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to

    "I cannot accept your invitation"; "I go for this resolution"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. consent(noun)ənˈsɛnt

    permission

    parents gave their consent; without the school's consent

  2. consent(verb)ənˈsɛnt

    to give permission

    teens consenting to sexual activity

Wiktionary

  1. consent(Noun)

    Voluntary agreement or permission

  2. consent(Verb)

    To express willingness, to give permission.

    I've consented to have the procedure performed.

  3. consent(Verb)

    To cause to sign a consent form.

  4. Origin: Recorded in since circa 1225, from consentir, from consentire, present active infinitive of consentio, itself from com- + sentio

Webster Dictionary

  1. Consent(verb)

    to agree in opinion or sentiment; to be of the same mind; to accord; to concur

  2. Consent(verb)

    to indicate or express a willingness; to yield to guidance, persuasion, or necessity; to give assent or approval; to comply

  3. Consent(verb)

    to grant; to allow; to assent to; to admit

  4. Consent(noun)

    agreement in opinion or sentiment; the being of one mind; accord

  5. Consent(noun)

    correspondence in parts, qualities, or operations; agreement; harmony; coherence

  6. Consent(noun)

    voluntary accordance with, or concurrence in, what is done or proposed by another; acquiescence; compliance; approval; permission

  7. Consent(noun)

    capable, deliberate, and voluntary assent or agreement to, or concurrence in, some act or purpose, implying physical and mental power and free action

  8. Consent(noun)

    sympathy. See Sympathy, 4

Freebase

  1. Consent

    Consent refers to the provision of approval or agreement, particularly and especially after thoughtful consideration.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'consent' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3056

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'consent' in Nouns Frequency: #1266


Translations for consent

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

consent(noun)

agreement; permission

You have my consent to leave.

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