acquiescence

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n acquiescence agreement with a statement or proposal to do something "he gave his assent eagerly","a murmur of acquiescence from the assembly"
    • n acquiescence acceptance without protest
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Acquiescence A silent or passive assent or submission, or a submission with apparent content; -- distinguished from avowed consent on the one hand, and on the other, from opposition or open discontent; quiet satisfaction.
    • Acquiescence (Crim. Law) Submission to an injury by the party injured.
    • Acquiescence (Crim. Law) Tacit concurrence in the action of another.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n acquiescence The act of acquiescing or giving tacit assent; a silent submission, or submission with apparent consent.
    • n acquiescence In law, such neglect to take legal proceedings in opposition to a matter as implies consent thereto. Synonyms Assent, Consent, Concurrence, etc. (see assent), compliance, resignation.
    • n acquiescence Originally, but now rarely, contentment; satisfaction. In the ethics of Spinoza, acquiescence in one's very self is an ignoble self-satisfaction; but acquiescence of the soul in the knowledge of God is the highest result of virtue.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Acquiescence quiet assent or submission
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Quotations

  • Publius Cornelius Tacitus
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    “A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing of more, and amid the passive acquiescence of all.”
  • Richard Cecil
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    “The history of all the great characters of the Bible is summed up in this one sentence: They acquainted themselves with God, and acquiesced His will in all things.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. acquiescence,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. acquiescĕread, and quies, rest.

Usage

In literature:

It can be done in such a manner, that the pupil will see the propriety of it, and acquiesce pleasantly in it.
"The Teacher" by Jacob Abbott
I found her acquiescing in a shameful servitude; and yet I have faith in the nobility of her soul.
"The Choice of Life" by Georgette Leblanc
From beginning to end the proceedings of this diet were regulated by the Cabinet, and the people were practically forced to acquiesce.
"The Swedish Revolution Under Gustavus Vasa" by Paul Barron Watson
Seward, as usual, acquiesced in Weed's judgment.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
Her acquiescence to her moral and mental degradation springs from a want of understanding.
"Mary Wollstonecraft" by Elizabeth Robins Pennell
Eve was impatient, but acquiesced.
"Mistress Anne" by Temple Bailey
He could only nod in acquiescence and wait for the young man to speak.
"The Music Master" by Charles Klein
And Oolak grunted his simple acquiescence.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
Her mother seconded it with unquestioning acquiescence.
"The Squirrel-Cage" by Dorothy Canfield
Captain Pendleton nodded acquiescence and intelligence, and left the room, as if for the purpose specified.
"Cruel As The Grave" by Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
Victoria acquiesced perforce, but turned the flank of the decree by ensuring that the home life should be by no means quiet.
"The King's Mirror" by Anthony Hope
Constrained by a cruel necessity, they acquiesced for the time in an evil which they hoped that time would remedy.
"A History of the United States" by Cecil Chesterton
But, be assured, I fully acquiesce.
"The Hour and the Man" by Harriet Martineau
Lucilla had faith (or rather acquiescence) without feeling.
"Hopes and Fears scenes from the life of a spinster" by Charlotte M. Yonge
With a few words more I got him to acquiesce in the amended plan.
"A Sheaf of Corn" by Mary E. Mann
The strongest of all habits is that of acquiescence.
"The Wonder" by J. D. Beresford
A ready acquiescence in her views is always discouraging to a woman.
"A Woman's Will" by Anne Warner
It was clear that Spain could neither be wheedled, cajoled, nor threatened into even passive acquiescence in the new conquest.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
He slowly bowed his acquiescence, and turned away.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
My purple-starred flower approved of my acquiescence, smiling trustfully upon me.
"The Thread of Gold" by Arthur Christopher Benson
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In poetry:

The Bishop bowed his head,
And, acquiescing, said,
"I've heard your well-meant rage
Against the Modern Stage.
"The Reverend Micah Sowls" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Joy has been our constant portion,
And if ill must now befall,
With a filial acquiescence,
We would thank thee for it all.
"Beechenbrook - I" by Margaret Junkin Preston
The sermons of John Knox
Teemed with disapproval of frocks.
There was no acquiescence by him in
The Monstrous Regiment of Women.
"Clerihew – Knox" by Edmund Clerihew Bentley
Why, after all, Di threw me over
I never knew, and can't discover,
Or even guess;
May be Smith's lyrics she decided
Were sweeter than the sweetest I did —
I acquiesce.
"Our Photographs" by Frederick Locker-Lampson
The engines throbbed with their constant beat;
Your heart was nearer, and all I heard;
Your lips were salt, but I found them sweet,
While, acquiescent, you spoke no word.
"Sea Song" by Laurence Hope
And now the altercation ceas'd;
O'er-power'd, his worship acquiesc'd.
Thus servants, with a growing pride,
Seem to submit, but really guide.
Justice is, as some men have Kings,
Held, by his clerk, in leading strings.
"The Jealous Head" by William Hutton

In news:

Should Catholics Acquiesce in Today's Homosexual "Rights" Agenda.
What to Do About Obama's Assault on Israel: Acquiescence or Confrontation.
Ed Koch writes about his disappointment over "the lengthy acquiescence of members of Congress to Obama's actions" regarding Israel.
AOPA is objecting to Lycoming's proposal to "retire" more than 5,000 crankshafts , and the association is asking that the FAA not acquiesce to the company's plan.
In a dramatic reversal, Eyewitness News has learned exclusively that Grace Lee has acquiesced to her parents' wishes and has declared that she no longer wishes to be disconnected from life-support at North Shore Hospital.
When looking for hopeful signs of a move to the center by the Obama administration, observers point to the about-face on the 2011 troop-withdrawal deadline in Afghanistan and to possible acquiescence in extending the Bush tax cuts.
Updated Monday, Nov 26, 2012, at 12:15 p.m. WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has revived a Christian college's challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul, with the acquiescence of the Obama administration.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has revived a Christian college's challenge to President Obama's healthcare overhaul, with the acquiescence of the Obama administration.
The Supreme Court has revived a Christian college's challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul, with the acquiescence of the Obama administration.
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court has revived a Christian college's challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul, with the acquiescence of the Obama administration.
For acquiescing to that whole "quote approval" thing.
Some in Israel see acquiescence in Iron Dome missile defense system.
Back in June, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton caught some flack for acquiescing to Israel's exclusion from a global counter-terrorism forum.
Our husband-and-wife team advises a woman wondering how acquiescing to her partner's request—or not—will affect her relationship.
After weeks of pressure from other EU members, German Chancellor Merkel relented on her austerity-only prescription and acquiesced to a stimulus package for the eurozone crisis.
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In science:

However, G.A.T. and Abhijit S. have conspired to offer as an 80th year birthday gift to me the first-author-place for which I have acquiesced to emphasize the 43 years of a most enjoyable collaboration with G.A.T. and the almost 20 years with Abhijit on this problem.
The Hubble Constant: A Summary of the HST Program for the Luminosity Calibration of Type Ia Supernovae by Means of Cepheids
E → M at x ∈ E is cal led a Dn+1 -tangential over the bund le π : E → M at x if it acquiesces in the fol lowing two conditions: 1. bπn+1,n (∇x ) is a Dn -tangential over the bund le π : E → M at x. 2.
Differential Geometry of Microlinear Frolicher Spaces IV-1
E → M at x ∈ E is cal led a Dn+1 -tangential over the bund le π : E → M at x if it acquiesces in the fol lowing two conditions: 1. bπn+1,n (∇x ) is a Dn -tangential over the bund le π : E → M at x. 2.
Differential Geometry of Microlinear Frolicher Spaces IV-2
In fact, it is rather surprising how easily observers have acquiesced in the past to the treatment of their data by mean field theories (‘sorry but your observations are just turbulence, they have to be averaged out’).
Theories of the solar cycle : a critical view
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