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The reluctant acceptance of something without protest.‘in silent acquiescence, she rose to her feet’
consent, agreement, acceptance, accession, concurrence, approval, seal of approval, approbation, assent, leave, permission, blessing, sanctionView synonyms
- ‘In cases of this type, the customer's failure to object to the respective entry is considered acquiescence in the charge so made.’
- ‘Nothing less than complete acquiescence is acceptable within this church of political correctness.’
- ‘Overall, European acquiescence in the campaign can be taken for granted.’
- ‘Her mental maturity takes her from blind submission to condescending acquiescence.’
- ‘What is much more alarming is the apparent acquiescence - even complicity - of the nation in its own enslavement.’
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