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

 

assent

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verb
BrE BrE//əˈsent//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈsent//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they assent
BrE BrE//əˈsent//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈsent//
 
he / she / it assents
BrE BrE//əˈsents//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈsents//
 
past simple assented
BrE BrE//əˈsentɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈsentɪd//
 
past participle assented
BrE BrE//əˈsentɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈsentɪd//
 
-ing form assenting
BrE BrE//əˈsentɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈsentɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] assent (to something) | (+ speech) (formal) to agree to a request, an idea or a suggestion Nobody would assent to the terms they proposed. Word Origin Middle English: from Old French as(s)enter (verb), as(s)ente (noun), based on Latin assentire, from ad- ‘towards’ + sentire ‘feel, think’.
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