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Definition of Acquiesce

Acquiesce

  1. To rest satisfied, or apparently satisfied, or to rest without opposition and discontent (usually implying previous opposition or discontent); to accept or consent by silence or by omitting to object; -- followed by in, formerly also by with and to.
  2. To concur upon conviction; as, to acquiesce in an opinion; to assent to; usually, to concur, not heartily but so far as to forbear opposition.

Acquiesce Quotations

The strongest and most effective force in guaranteeing the long-term maintenance of power is not violence in all the forms deployed by the dominant to control the dominated, but consent in all the forms in which the dominated acquiesce in their own domination.
Robert Frost

If you acquiesce to one interview, there's always another waiting in the wings. Also if you're interviewed repeatedly, you just start repeating yourself. I don't like to do that.
Robert Smith

Most films made about the future acquiesce toward death, and I don't want to be told how to define my future.
Val Kilmer

Men acquiesce in a thousand things, once righteously and boldly done, to which, if proposed to them in advance, they might find endless objections.
Robert Dale Owen

Young parents in America are holy and not to be messed with. If they say something is correct, we all acquiesce. And is there any man, woman or canine who doesn't leap out of the way when one of those giant, all-terrain Bugaboo strollers comes barreling down the sidewalk?
Amity Shlaes
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Acquiesce Translations

acquiesce in German is hinnehmen, einwilligen, dulden
acquiesce in Italian is acconsentire, sopportare
acquiesce in Spanish is aguantar
acquiesce in Swedish is samtycka

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