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Princeton's WordNet

  1. assent, acquiescenceverb

    agreement with a statement or proposal to do something

    "he gave his assent eagerly"; "a murmur of acquiescence from the assembly"

  2. assent, accede, acquiesceverb

    to agree or express agreement

    "The Maestro assented to the request for an encore"


  1. assentnoun

    agreement, act of agreeing

    I will give this act my assent.

  2. assentverb

    To agree to, give approval to.

  3. Etymology: noun assent and verb assentir

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Assentnoun

    Etymology: assensus, Lat.

    All the arguments on both sides must be laid in balance, and, upon the whole, the understanding determine its assent. John Locke.

    To urge any thing upon the church, requiring thereunto that religious assent of christian belief, wherewith the words of the holy prophets are received, and not to shew it in scripture; this did the Fathers evermore think unlawful, impious, and execrable. Richard Hooker, b. ii. § 5.

    The evidence of God’s own testimony, added unto the natural assent of reason concerning the certainty of them, doth not a little comfort and confirm the same. Richard Hooker, b. i. § 12.

    Without the king’s assent or knowledge,
    You wrought to be a legate. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.

    Faith, on the other side, is the assent to any proposition, not thus made out by the deduction of reason, but upon the credit of the proposer. John Locke.

  2. To ASSENTverb

    To concede; to yield to, or agree to.

    Etymology: assentire, Lat.

    And the Jews also assented, saying, that these things were so. Acts, xxiv. 9.


  1. assent

    Assent refers to the act of agreeing, accepting or approving something, often after thoughtful consideration. It can be expressed verbally or through actions and signifies one's approval or acceptance.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Assentverb

    to admit a thing as true; to express one's agreement, acquiescence, concurrence, or concession

  2. Assent

    the act of assenting; the act of the mind in admitting or agreeing to anything; concurrence with approval; consent; agreement; acquiescence

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Assent

    as-sent′, v.i. to think or concur with, to admit as true (with to).—n. an agreeing or acquiescence: compliance.—adj. Assentā′neous, ready to agree.—ns. Assent′er, Assent′or, one of the eight voters who indorse the proposer and seconder's nomination of a candidate for election to the parliament of the United Kingdom.—adjs. Assen′tient, Assent′ive.—adv. Assent′ingly.—n. Assent′iveness.—Royal Assent, in England, the sovereign's formal acquiescence in a measure which has passed the two Houses of Parliament. [O. Fr. asenter, assent—L. assentāre, assentīre, L. ad, to, sentīre, to think.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of assent in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of assent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of assent in a Sentence

  1. Sajid Javid:

    When it gets Royal Assent it will be a surrender bill and that is why the prime minister has said that, especially once this bill is in place, that we need to move forward as a country, we need to deliver on Brexit, and that's why unfortunately I think we are in the position where we need a general election.

  2. Le Soir:

    The communique to be released before the start of trade (Monday) thus confirms, with the assent of the Belgian government, the will of the two parties to combine.

  3. Chief Secretary Mohd Zuki Ali:

    However, His Highness has given his assent to appoint Mahathir Mohamad as interim prime minister, while waiting for the appointment of the new prime minister. Hence until then, (Mahathir) will manage the country's affairs until a new prime minister and cabinet are appointed.

  4. Francis Cardinal George, OMI:

    An effective ecumenist loves the Church, because the Church’s life is part of the mysteries we assent to in our act of faith. Secondly, we have to meet other Christians always in a spirit of reconciliation, mutual respect and understanding.

  5. Michael Levin:

    There were no such calls, and I only found out after the video had gone viral, i think about 12 million people have now seen me actually assenting – or appearing to assent – to her position on Trump.

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