Definition of acquiesce in English:


Line breaks: ac¦qui|esce
Pronunciation: /ˌakwɪˈɛs


[no object]
  • Accept something reluctantly but without protest: Sara acquiesced in his decision
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    • 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'.

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