• IPA: /əˈsɛnt/

assent (assents, present participle assenting; past and past participle assented)

  1. (intransitive) To agree; to give approval.
    • 18, Thomas Babington Macaulay, chapter 7, in The History of England from the Accession of James the Second, volume (please specify ), London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, OCLC 1069526323 ↗:
    • 2012, Spectral Mortuary, Lapidated
      To assent to the words
      Of medieval law
      To pay a corporal price
      To death, by lapidation
  2. (intransitive) To admit a thing as true.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Acts 24:9 ↗:
      And the Jews also assented, saying that these things were so.
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  1. agreement; act of agreeing
    I will give this act my assent.
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