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She gave royal assent to the Sexual Offenses Act of 1967, which decriminalized consensual same-sex sexual relations among men in England and Wales who are at least 21, as the Blade reported.

The measure will take effect next month after it received royal assent.

Lametti in his own tweet noted the bill will become law once it receives royal assent.

That assent can help reduce a child’s stress and fear at the doctor.

At the very least Obama does have to get congressional assent in the near future.

There was a ripple of assent in the crowd as the word spread.

CEO Mark Thompson for his advice on how she should broach the subject with Baquet and try to get his assent.

The crowd of political newcomers, and former Labour and Conservative voters roared their assent.

The crowd on the floor responded with a half-hearted murmur of assent.

The stout brigadier grunted an assent and rolled monumentally down the Avenue.

The nod of assent was given, and the permission put in force with hearty good will.

Danton insisted that they must overlook the massacres, and give at least an implied assent to their necessity.

Many, therefore, who did not assent to all that the King had said, joined in a loud hum of approbation when he concluded.

The doctor made a sound of sorrowful assent, as if much struck; then said, "you don't mean he has never been there since?"


On this page you'll find 132 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to assent, such as: acknowledgment, acquiescence, concurrence, consent, acceptance, and accession.

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