Definition of acquiescence in English:


Syllabification: ac·qui·es·cence
Pronunciation: /ˌakwēˈesəns


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.
accept, consent to, agree to, allow, concede, assent to, concur with, give the nod to; comply with, cooperate with, give in to, bow to, yield to, submit to
informal go along with
consent, agreement, acceptance, concurrence, assent, leave; compliance, concession, cooperation, buy-in; submission

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