One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In a way that is understood or implied without being directly stated.‘the production company has tacitly encouraged the Internet phenomenon of fan films’‘the truth that goes unspoken but is tacitly understood’
- ‘Not taking legal action would mean tacitly accepting the decision of ministers.’
- ‘She tacitly accepts his offer.’
- ‘Tacitly, the land became private property.’
- ‘He was tacitly agreeing that her talents were worthless.’
- ‘He was tacitly encouraging him to act in this way.’
- ‘Surely he has tacitly consented, despite his irresponsible attitude.’
- ‘The people of the community tacitly withdraw their support.’
- ‘By reconstructing her army life, she tacitly demonstrates women's equality with men.’
- ‘A government official tacitly accepted that new tests are needed.’
- ‘We still trudge off to work in the morning, tacitly accepting that we're stuck with whatever life deals us.’
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