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acquiescence Line breaks: ac¦qui|es¦cence
Pronunciation: /ˌakwɪˈɛsns/

Definition of acquiescence in English:


[mass noun]
The reluctant acceptance of something without protest: in silent acquiescence, she rose to her feet
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  • What is much more alarming is the apparent acquiescence - even complicity - of the nation in its own enslavement.
  • Nothing less than complete acquiescence is acceptable within this church of political correctness.
  • In cases of this type, the customer's failure to object to the respective entry is considered acquiescence in the charge so made.
permit, consent to, agree to, allow, assent to, give one's consent to, accept, concur with, give one's assent to, give one's blessing to, say yes to, give the nod to, give one's approval to;
comply with, conform to, abide by, respect, stand by, cooperate with, tolerate, brook;
give in to, bow to, yield to, submit to
informal go along with, give the go-ahead to, give the thumbs up to, OK, okay, give the green light to, say the word
archaic suffer
consent, agreement, acceptance, accession, concurrence, approval, seal of approval, approbation, assent, leave, permission, blessing, sanction;
compliance, conforming, conformity, adherence, respect, accord, accordance;
conceding, concession, deference, yielding, bowing, submission, surrender, obedience
informal OK, say-so, go-ahead, green light, thumbs up, nod
archaic abidance
rare permit

Words that rhyme with acquiescence

adolescence, arborescence, coalescence, convalescence, deliquescence, effervescence, essence, evanescence, excrescence, florescence, fluorescence, incandescence, iridescence, juvenescence, luminescence, obsolescence, opalescence, phosphorescence, pubescence, putrescence, quiescence, quintessence

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