Definitions for consentkənˈsɛnt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to permit, approve, or comply; agree, as to an expressed wish or a proposed action (often fol. by to or an infinitive).
Archaic. to agree in sentiment or opinion.
(n.)permission, approval, or agreement; compliance:
He gave his consent to the marriage.
agreement in sentiment, opinion, or a course of action:
by common consent.
Archaic. accord; harmony.
Origin of consent:
1175–1225; ME < AF, OF consentir < L consentīre (see consensus )
permission to do something
"he indicated his consent"
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
parents gave their consent; without the school's consent
to give permission
teens consenting to sexual activity
Voluntary agreement or permission
To express willingness, to give permission.
I've consented to have the procedure performed.
To cause to sign a consent form.
Origin: Recorded in since circa 1225, from consentir, from consentire, present active infinitive of consentio, itself from com- + sentio
to agree in opinion or sentiment; to be of the same mind; to accord; to concur
to indicate or express a willingness; to yield to guidance, persuasion, or necessity; to give assent or approval; to comply
to grant; to allow; to assent to; to admit
agreement in opinion or sentiment; the being of one mind; accord
correspondence in parts, qualities, or operations; agreement; harmony; coherence
voluntary accordance with, or concurrence in, what is done or proposed by another; acquiescence; compliance; approval; permission
capable, deliberate, and voluntary assent or agreement to, or concurrence in, some act or purpose, implying physical and mental power and free action
sympathy. See Sympathy, 4
Consent refers to the provision of approval or agreement, particularly and especially after thoughtful consideration.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'consent' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3056
Rank popularity for the word 'consent' in Nouns Frequency: #1266
Translations for consent
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
You have my consent to leave.
- instemming, inwilliging, toestemming, goedvinde, konsentAfrikaans
- رِضى، قُبول، مُوافَقَهArabic
- consentimentoPortuguese (BR)
- svolení, souhlasCzech
- die ZustimmungGerman
- اجازه؛ موافقتFarsi
- अनुमति, सहमतिHindi
- pristanak, privolaCroatian
- 동의, 허가Korean
- pritarimas, sutikimasLithuanian
- piekrišana; atļaujaLatvian
- tilslutning, samtykke; tillatelseNorwegian
- اجازه؛ موافقتPersian
- اجازه، اذانPashto
- samtycke, medgivandeSwedish
- rıza, müsadeTurkish
- 同意Chinese (Trad.)
- згода; дозвілUkrainian
- منظورى، رضامندىUrdu
- sự đồng ýVietnamese
- 同意Chinese (Simp.)
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