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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    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

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. Anonymous:

    Crime, like disease, is not interesting it is something to be done away with by general consent, and that is all about it.

  2. Joshua Bressler:

    If the facts as reported are true, a claim for defamation generally won’t succeed, even if the facts are true, however, some states recognize a claim for public disclosure of private facts.In such a case, if disclosure of the information without consent would be considered highly offensive to a reasonable person, and if the disclosure is not ‘newsworthy,’ such a claim could succeed.

  3. Katie Hill:

    Intimate photos of me and another individual were published by Republican operatives on the Internet without my consent, i have notified Katie Hill police, who are investigating the situation and potential legal violations of those who posted and distributed the photos, and therefore will have no further comment on the digital materials.

  4. Alcoa Worldwide Alumina and Chemicals:

    Alumina considers that Alcoa's demerger proposal triggers consent and 'first offer' rights in favor of Alumina under the AWAC arrangements. Alumina will vigorously defend the proceedings brought by Alcoa.

  5. Cristian Garcia:

    The girl was basically unconscious, so I knew there was no way she could be giving consent.

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