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Definition of Assent


  1. To admit a thing as true; to express one's agreement, acquiescence, concurrence, or concession.
  2. The act of assenting; the act of the mind in admitting or agreeing to anything; concurrence with approval; consent; agreement; acquiescence.

Assent Quotations

Every formula of every religion has in this age of reason, to submit to the acid test of reason and universal assent.
Mahatma Gandhi

In science, 'fact' can only mean 'confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent.' I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms.
Stephen Jay Gould

That all men are equal is a proposition to which, at ordinary times, no sane human being has ever given his assent.
Aldous Huxley

Nowadays, what an award gives is a sense of solidarity with the poetry guild, as it were: sustenance coming from the assent of your peers on the judging panel.
Seamus Heaney

You can get assent to almost any proposition so long as you are not going to do anything about it.
Nathaniel Hawthorne
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Assent Translations

assent in Afrikaans is bevestig
assent in Dutch is ja zeggen, beamen, bevestigen
assent in French is assentent, assentez, assentiment, assentons
assent in German is zustimmen/behaupten, zustimmen
assent in Italian is promessa, assentire
assent in Norwegian is samtykke
assent in Spanish is asentir, asentimiento, afirmativa
assent in Swedish is samtycke, bifall
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