- Accept something reluctantly but without protest: Sara acquiesced in his decisionMore example sentences
- The police reluctantly acquiesced to the proposals given no alternatives were offered.
- However, to understand is not to acquiesce in or accept these developments.
- Then folding the map away, he instructed her to start driving again and Andrea reluctantly acquiesced.
early 17th century: from Latin acquiescere, from ad- 'to, at' + quiescere 'to rest'.