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noun as in reluctant agreement

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Your daughter-in-law's antipathy to you has withstood the test of time, as has your child's acquiescence to it.

Most of us think compromise is a good outcome, but Follett wrote that compromising is just the practice of hammering out partial acquiescence from all participants.

From Time

Baier asked if they didn’t have a point, that by being so outspoken on a subject that has mostly inspired acquiescence or silence she couldn’t be effective as a leader.

Now, Republicans have rewarded Greene with a coveted seat on the Education and Labor Committee, a post that she probably could not have won without the acquiescence of her onetime critics, McCarthy and Scalise.

Rawlings was compelled to secure World Bank and International Monetary Fund assistance, a tactical acquiescence that proved pivotal for heritage.

From Quartz

William appears to have organized acquiescence by English lords for John, and was duly awarded when he was made Earl of Pembroke.

Meese, with the tacit acquiescence of other top officials, had laid out a version of events all were expected to uphold.

But with winking acquiescence, the FDA, though nominally still watching over shoulders, more or less disappeared.

The Latin powerhouse's acquiescence to La Paz has been particularly glaring.

There is no effective congressional oversight, as we can see by the acquiescence of the intelligence and judiciary committees.

It is not simply acquiescing in that Covenant in the heart, but signifying that acquiescence in a positive service.

It is the definite exercise of giving acquiescence to that Covenant in its whole character.

Inasmuch as gracious capacities lead to acquiescence in what God requires.

Bowing again in silent acquiescence, the white-haired servant closed the door and left her.

Tatsu rose instantly, though the gesture was far from giving an effect of acquiescence.


On this page you'll find 50 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to acquiescence, such as: acceptance, assent, concurrence, consent, obedience, and yielding.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.