Definition of tacit in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtasət/


Understood or implied without being stated: your silence may be taken to mean tacit agreement
More example sentences
  • The informal system consists largely in tacit agreements and understandings.
  • The two main parties have become a cartel, operating a tacit understanding not to broach any important issue.
  • The tacit understanding is that whatever else happens inside is a matter between consenting adults.
implicit, understood, implied, hinted, suggested;
unspoken, unstated, unsaid, unexpressed, unvoiced;
taken for granted, taken as read, inferred


Early 17th century (in the sense 'wordless, noiseless'): from Latin tacitus, past participle of tacere 'be silent'.

Words that rhyme with tacit

basset, facet, tacet

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Syllabification: tac·it

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