What does consent mean?

Definitions for consent
kənˈsɛntcon·sent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. consentverb

    permission to do something

    "he indicated his consent"

  2. accept, consent, go forverb

    give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to

    "I cannot accept your invitation"; "I go for this resolution"

Wiktionary

  1. consentnoun

    Voluntary agreement or permission

  2. consentverb

    To express willingness, to give permission.

    I've consented to have the procedure performed.

  3. consentverb

    To cause to sign a consent form.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Consentverb

    to agree in opinion or sentiment; to be of the same mind; to accord; to concur

  2. Consentverb

    to indicate or express a willingness; to yield to guidance, persuasion, or necessity; to give assent or approval; to comply

  3. Consentverb

    to grant; to allow; to assent to; to admit

  4. Consentnoun

    agreement in opinion or sentiment; the being of one mind; accord

  5. Consentnoun

    correspondence in parts, qualities, or operations; agreement; harmony; coherence

  6. Consentnoun

    voluntary accordance with, or concurrence in, what is done or proposed by another; acquiescence; compliance; approval; permission

  7. Consentnoun

    capable, deliberate, and voluntary assent or agreement to, or concurrence in, some act or purpose, implying physical and mental power and free action

  8. Consentnoun

    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

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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. Ehsan Sehgal:

    You may hold all the data, info, and knowledge, but without consent, you gain nothing, even having the power, you are powerless. Everything depends on the consent

  2. Sky News:

    There we go Ross Cameron, consent for changing nappies, i ’m sure that that would, I think that might get a bit, er, anyway we wo n’t go there.

  3. Thomas F. Bayard:

    Religious liberty is the chief cornerstone of the American system of government, and provisions for its security are embedded in the written charter and interwoven in the moral fabric of its laws. Anything that tends to invade a right so essential and sacred must be carefully guarded against, and I am satisfied that my countrymen, ever mindful of the suffering and sacrifices necessary to obtain it, will never consent to its impairment for any reason or under any pretext whatsoever.

  4. Ron DeSantis:

    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.

  5. Mitch McConnell:

    It would overturn modest and overwhelmingly popular safeguards like waiting periods, informed consent laws and possibly even parental notification.

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