UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/kənˈsɛnt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/kənˈsɛnt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(kən sent)

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
con•sent /kənˈsɛnt/USA pronunciation   v. 
  1. to permit, approve, or agree (as to a wish): [no object]We asked our parents for permission to use the boat, but they wouldn't consent.[+ to + object]She consented to the plan.[+ to + verb]consented to marry him.

n. [uncountable]
  1. permission, approval, or agreement: gave his consent to the marriage.
con•sent•er, n. [countable]See -sens-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
con•sent  (kən sent),USA pronunciation v.i. 
  1. to permit, approve, or agree;
    comply or yield (often fol. by to or an infinitive):He consented to the proposal. We asked her permission, and she consented.
  2. [Archaic.]to agree in sentiment, opinion, etc.;
    be in harmony.

  1. permission, approval, or agreement;
    acquiescence:He gave his consent to the marriage.
  2. agreement in sentiment, opinion, a course of action, etc.:By common consent he was appointed official delegate.
  3. [Archaic.]accord;
con•senter, n. 
con•senting•ly, adv. 
  • Anglo-French, Old French, noun, nominal derivative of the verb, verbal
  • Latin consentīre (see consensus); (noun, nominal) Middle English
  • Anglo-French, Old French consentir
  • (verb, verbal) Middle English consenten 1175–1225
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged See  agree. 

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
consent /kənˈsɛnt/ vb
  1. to give assent or permission (to do something); agree; accede
  1. acquiescence to or acceptance of something done or planned by another; permission
  2. accordance or harmony in opinion; agreement (esp in the phrase with one consent)
Etymology: 13th Century: from Old French consentir, from Latin consentīre to feel together, agree, from sentīre to feel

conˈsenting adj
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