What does consent mean?
Definitions for consent
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word consent.
permission to do something
"he indicated his consent"
accept, consent, go forverb
give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to
"I cannot accept your invitation"; "I go for this resolution"
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.
Etymology: Recorded in since circa 1225, from consentir, from consentire, present active infinitive of consentio, itself from com- + sentio
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: consensus, Latin.
If you shall cleave to my consent, when ’tis,
It shall make honour for you. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
I am far from excusing or denying that compliance; for plenary consent it was not. Charles I .
When thou can’st truly call these virtues thine,
Be wise and free, by heav’n’s consent and mine. John Dryden, Pers.
The fighting winds would stop there and admire,
Learning, consent and concord from his lyre. Abraham Cowley, David.
In fire, air, flood, or under ground,
Whose power hath a true consent
With planet or with element. John Milton.
Such is the world’s great harmony that springs
From union, order, full consent of things. Alexander Pope, Ess. on Man.
Etymology: consentio, Latin.
Ye comets, scourge the bad revolting stars
That have consented unto Henry’s death. William Shakespeare, Henry VI.
In this we consent unto you, if ye will be as we be. Genesis.
Their num’rous thunder would awake
Dull earth, which does with heav’n consent
To all they wrote. Edmund Waller.
Consent occurs when one person voluntarily agrees to the proposal or desires of another. It is a term of common speech, with specific definitions as used in such fields as the law, medicine, research, and sexual relationships. Consent as understood in specific contexts may differ from its everyday meaning. For example, a person with a mental disorder, a low mental age, or under the legal age of sexual consent may willingly engage in a sexual act that still fails to meet the legal threshold for consent as defined by applicable law. United Nations agencies and initiatives in sex education programs believe that teaching the topic of consent as part of a comprehensive sexuality education is beneficial. Types of consent include implied consent, express consent, informed consent and unanimous consent.
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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′neously—ns. 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. consentīre—con, with, sentīre, to feel, to think.]
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
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'consent' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3056
Rank popularity for the word 'consent' in Nouns Frequency: #1266
The numerical value of consent in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of consent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of consent in a Sentence
There are privacy issues, because even if the patients does consent to being filmed beforehand, which does n’t always happen, they ca n’t approve every live video that’s being sent.
Rudy Giuliani was aware of all of my movements, i wouldnt do anything without the consent of Rudy Giuliani, or The President. I have no intent, I have no reason to speak to any of these officials. I mean, they have no reason to speak with me.
It was nonconsensual in the sense that I was too drunk to consent, it was nonconsensual in that I said, multiple times, that I didn't want to have anal sex.
We have reached a settlement with Sauber and my driver contract with the team has been ended by mutual consent. As a passionate race driver I feel sad and am very disappointed.
We had a mother from Leon County, and her daughter was going to school and some people in the school had decided that the daughter was really a boy and not a girl. So they changed the girl's name to a boy's name, had her dress like a boy and on doing all this stuff, without telling the mother or getting consent from the mother. First of all, they shouldn't be doing that at all. But to do these things behind the parents' back and to say that the parents should be shut out. That is wrong.
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Translations for consent
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- съгласявам се, съгласен съм, разрешение, съгласиеBulgarian
- consentimentCatalan, Valencian
- souhlas, souhlasitCzech
- einwilligen, Konsens, zustimmen, ZustimmungGerman
- συναινώ, συναίνεσηGreek
- konsento, konsentiEsperanto
- consenso, consentirSpanish
- suostua, [[hankkia]] [[suostumus]], myöntyä, hyväksyä, suostumusFinnish
- agréer, consentir, approuver, agrément, consentement, approbationFrench
- deoin, toilighIrish
- aontaScottish Gaelic
- hozzájárulását adja, beleegyezés, beleegyezHungarian
- consentir, consentimentoInterlingua
- setuju, relaIndonesian
- fallast á, samþykki, samþykkjaIcelandic
- consentire, consensoItalian
- 承諾, 同意Japanese
- toestemming, instemmen, instemming, toestemmenDutch
- pozwolenie, przyzwalać, zgoda, zgadzać sięPolish
- deixar, aprovar, consentir, consentimentoPortuguese
- разрешать, разрешение, согласиться, дозволение, согласие, соглашаться, разрешитьRussian
- samtycke, samtycka, [[ge]] [[sitt]] [[samtycke]]Swedish
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