One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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, sanctionpermit, consent to, agree to, allow, assent to, give one's consent to, accept, concur with, give one's assent to, give one's blessing to, say yes to, give the nod to, give one's approval toView synonyms
- ‘Overall, European acquiescence in the campaign can be taken for granted.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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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