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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
as•sent /əˈsɛnt/USA pronunciation   v. 
  1. to agree;
    give agreement:[no object;  (~ + to + object)]They assented to that new proposal.

n. [uncountable]
  1. agreement, as to a proposal:gave his assent to the plan.
See -sent-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
as•sent  (ə sent),USA pronunciation v.i. 
  1. to agree or concur;
    subscribe to (often fol. by to):to assent to a statement.
  2. to give in;
    yield;
    concede:Assenting to his demands, I did as I was told.

n. 
  1. agreement, as to a proposal;
    concurrence.
  2. acquiescence;
    compliance.
as•senting•ly, adv. 
as•sentive, adj. 
as•sentive•ness, n. 
as•sentor, as•senter, n. 
  • Latin assentārī, equivalent. to as- as- + sen(t)- (see scent) + -t- frequentative suffix + -ā- thematic vowel + -rī infinitive suffix
  • Old French asenter
  • Middle English asenten 1250–1300
    • 1, 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged acquiesce. See  agree. 

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
assent /əˈsɛnt/ n
  1. agreement, as to a statement, proposal, etc; acceptance
  2. hesitant agreement; compliance
vb
  1. (intransitive) usually followed by to: to agree or express agreement
Etymology: 13th Century: from Old French assenter, from Latin assentīrī, from sentīre to think
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