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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Assent  \As*sent"\,  n.  [OE.  assent,  fr  assentir  See  {Assent}, 
  v.] 
  The  act  of  assenting;  the  act  of  the  mind  in  admitting  or 
  agreeing  to  anything  concurrence  with  approval;  consent; 
  agreement;  acquiescence. 
 
  Faith  is  the  assent  to  any  proposition,  on  the  credit 
  of  the  proposer.  --Locke. 
 
  The  assent,  if  not  the  approbation,  of  the  prince. 
  --Prescott. 
 
  Too  many  people  read  this  ribaldry  with  assent  and 
  admiration.  --Macaulay. 
 
  {Royal  assent},  in  England,  the  assent  of  the  sovereign  to  a 
  bill  which  has  passed  both  houses  of  Parliament,  after 
  which  it  becomes  law. 
 
  Syn:  Concurrence;  acquiescence;  approval;  accord. 
 
  Usage:  {Assent},  {Consent}.  Assent  is  an  act  of  the 
  understanding,  consent  of  the  will  or  feelings.  We 
  assent  to  the  views  of  others  when  our  minds  come  to 
  the  same  conclusion  with  theirs  as  to  what  is  true, 
  right  or  admissible.  We  consent  when  there  is  such  a 
  concurrence  of  our  will  with  their  desires  and  wishes 
  that  we  decide  to  comply  with  their  requests.  The  king 
  of  England  gives  his  assent,  not  his  consent,  to  acts 
  of  Parliament,  because  in  theory  at  least,  he  is  not 
  governed  by  personal  feelings  or  choice,  but  by  a 
  deliberate,  judgment  as  to  the  common  good.  We  also 
  use  assent  in  cases  where  a  proposal  is  made  which 
  involves  but  little  interest  or  feeling.  A  lady  may 
  assent  to  a  gentleman's  opening  the  window;  but  if  he 
  offers  himself  in  marriage,  he  must  wait  for  her 
  consent. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Assent  \As*sent"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Assented};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Assenting}.]  [F.  assentir  L.  assentire  assentiri  ad  + 
  sentire  to  feel  think.  See  {Sense}.] 
  To  admit  a  thing  as  true;  to  express  one's  agreement, 
  acquiescence,  concurrence,  or  concession. 
 
  Who  informed  the  governor  .  .  .  And  the  Jews  also 
  assented,  saying  that  these  things  were  so  --Acts 
  xxiv.  9. 
 
  The  princess  assented  to  all  that  was  suggested. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  Syn:  To  yield;  agree;  acquiesce;  concede;  concur. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  assent 
  n  :  agreement  with  a  statement  or  proposal;  "he  gave  his  assent 
  eagerly";  "a  murmur  of  consent  from  the  assembly"  [syn:  {acquiescence}, 
  {consent}] 
  v  :  to  agree  or  express  agreement:  "Yes,  the  Maestro  assented." 
  [syn:  {accede},  {acquiesce},  {comply}]  [ant:  {dissent}] 




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