the fact of being willing to do what somebody wants and to accept their opinions, even if you are not sure that they are right There was general acquiescence in the UN sanctions.Extra examples I must admit, your acquiescence surprised me. The best one can hope for is grudging acquiescence from the majority in the party. The play is about acquiescence in the face of evil. The proposed law had the support, or at least the acquiescence, of the king. This meant, if not his consent, at least his acquiescence.