Definition of acquiesce verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

acquiesce

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌækwiˈes//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌækwiˈes//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they acquiesce
BrE BrE//ˌækwiˈes//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌækwiˈes//
 
he / she / it acquiesces
BrE BrE//ˌækwiˈesɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌækwiˈesɪz//
 
past simple acquiesced
BrE BrE//ˌækwiˈest//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌækwiˈest//
 
past participle acquiesced
BrE BrE//ˌækwiˈest//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌækwiˈest//
 
-ing form acquiescing
BrE BrE//ˌækwiˈesɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌækwiˈesɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] acquiesce (in/to something) (formal) to accept something without arguing, even if you do not really agree with it Senior government figures must have acquiesced in the cover-up. She explained her plan and reluctantly he acquiesced. Word Origin early 17th cent.: from Latin acquiescere, from ad- ‘to, at’ + quiescere ‘to rest’.
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