acquiesce

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌækwiˈɛs/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˌækwiˈɛs/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ak′wē es)


Inflections of 'acquiesce' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
acquiesces
v 3rd person singular
acquiescing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
acquiesced
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
acquiesced
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ac•qui•esce /ˌækwiˈɛs/USA pronunciation   v. [no object;  (~ + in/to + object)], -esced, -esc•ing. 
  1. to agree or accept to do (something) without protest;
    comply:The president acquiesced in the budget cutting plan.
ac•qui•es•cence, n. [uncountable]
ac•qui•es•cent, adj. See -quie-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ac•qui•esce  (ak′wē es),USA pronunciation v.i.,  -esced, -esc•ing. 
  1. to assent tacitly;
    submit or comply silently or without protest;
    agree;
    consent:to acquiesce halfheartedly in a business plan.
ac′qui•escing•ly, adv. 
  • Latin acquiēscere to find rest in, equivalent. to ac- ac- + quiē- (see quiet2) + -sc- inchoative suffix + -ere infinitive suffix
  • 1610–20
    accede, concur;
    capitulate.
    contest, protest.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
acquiesce /ˌækwɪˈɛs/ vb
  1. (intr; often followed by in or to) to comply (with); assent (to) without protest
Etymology: 17th Century: from Latin acquiēscere to remain at rest, agree without protest, from ad- at + quiēscere to rest, from quiēs quiet

ˌacquiˈescence n
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