What does assent mean?

Definitions for assentəˈsɛnt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word assent.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. assent, acquiescence(verb)

    agreement with a statement or proposal to do something

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

  2. assent, accede, acquiesce(verb)

    to agree or express agreement

    "The Maestro assented to the request for an encore"


  1. assent(Noun)

    agreement, act of agreeing

    I will give this act my assent.

  2. assent(Verb)

    To agree to, give approval to.

  3. Origin: noun assent and verb assentir

Webster Dictionary

  1. Assent(verb)

    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.]


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Aldous Huxley:

    That all men are equal is a proposition which, at ordinary times, no sane individual has ever given his assent.

  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. 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.

  4. Stephen Jay Gould:

    In science, 'fact' can only mean 'confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent.' I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms.

  5. 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.

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