Definition of acquiesce in English:
- 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'.
There is a notion of peacefully leaving an argument unspoken in acquiesce which comes from Latin acquiescere, from ad- ‘at’ and quiescere ‘to rest’.
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