What does Consent mean?

Definitions for Consent
kənˈsɛntCon·sent

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. consent(Noun)

    Voluntary agreement or permission

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

  2. consent(Verb)

    To express willingness, to give permission.

    I've consented to have the procedure performed.

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

  3. consent(Verb)

    To cause to sign a consent form.

    Etymology: 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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Consent

    kon-sent′, v.i. to be of the same mind: to agree: to give assent: to yield: to comply.—v.t. (Milt.) to allow.—n. agreement: accordance with the actions or opinions of another: concurrence: advice, counsel.—adj. Consentā′neous, agreeable or accordant: consistent with.—adv. Consentā′neouslyns. Consentā′neousness, Consentanē′ity.—n. Consen′tience, state of being consentient: imperfect consciousness.—adj. Consen′tient, agreeing in mind or in opinion.—adv. Consent′ingly.—Age of consent, the age at which a person is considered in the eyes of the law competent to give consent to certain acts; Be of consent (Shak.), to be accessory; With one consent, unanimously. [L. consentīrecon, with, sentīre, to feel, to think.]

Editors Contribution

  1. consent

    To agree or give permission.

    They both did consent to marriage to confirm their love for each other.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 29, 2020  

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

How to pronounce Consent?

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How to say Consent in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Consent in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Consent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Consent in a Sentence

  1. Floyd Hayes:

    I travel from upstate to Brooklyn a lot, and on the bus they say it's a federal crime to smoke or have an alcoholic beverage unless by prior written contest, and I always wondered where you get that consent.

  2. Damian Purcell:

    The story of HTLV-1 in Australia has been complicated by the extreme remoteness of many of the newly identified high-prevalence communities, and in the early investigations, the lack of ethical consent given in primary language to test samples for HTLV-1, the Australian experience tells us that HTLV-1 infections can become highly entrenched in communities that have preserved practices that allow an opportunity for HTLV-1 transmission.

  3. Julie Robillard:

    Self-diagnosis behavior ... is increasingly popular online, and freely accessible quizzes that call themselves 'tests' for Alzheimer's are available on the Internet, however, little is known about the scientific validity and reliability of these offerings and ethics-related factors, including research and commercial conflict of interest, confidentiality and consent.

  4. State John Kerry:

    I don’t know where this is coming from. Maybe it’s a pressure thing or an internal political thing, but that is not the situation, they are the negotiators; so they will decide the future. What I did tell them is that it’s by mutual consent. You have a veto, so does he, so you are going to have to decide how to move forward here.

  5. Leo Varadkar:

    There is a pathway to a possible deal but there are many issues that still need to be fully resolved, particularly around the consent mechanism and also some issues around customs and VAT, i spoke to the (British) Prime Minister by phone this morning and I have also been in contact with the European Commission and I do think we are making progress but there are issues yet to be resolved and hopefully that can be done today.

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