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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Acquiesce  \Ac`qui*esce"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Acquiesced};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Acquiescing}]  [L.  acquiescere  ad  +  quiescere 
  to  be  quiet,  fr  quies  rest:  cf  F.  acquiescer.  See  {Quiet}.] 
  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 
 
  They  were  compelled  to  acquiesce  in  a  government 
  which  they  did  not  regard  as  just  --De  Quincey. 
 
  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. 
 
  Syn:  To  submit;  comply;  yield;  assent;  agree;  consent; 
  accede;  concur;  conform;  accept  tacitly. 




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