One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a loud murmur of assent’
agreement, acceptance, approval, approbation, consent, acquiescence, compliance, concurrence
blessing, imprimatur, seal of approval, stamp of approval, rubber stamp
sanction, endorsement, ratification, authorization, mandate, licence, validation
confirmation, support, backing
informal the go-ahead, the green light, the OK, the thumbs up, the nod, say-so
1‘the Prime Minister assented to the change’
agree to, accept, approve, consent to, acquiesce in, concur in, accede to, give one's blessing to, bless, give one's seal of approval to, give one's stamp of approval to, rubber-stamp, say yes to
ratify, sanction, endorse, authorize, mandate, license, warrant, validate, pass
confirm, support, back
give one's leave, give one's permission
informal give the go-ahead to, give the green light to, give the OK to, OK, give the thumbs up to, give the nod, say the word, buy
dissent from, refuse
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