acquiescent

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj acquiescent willing to carry out the orders or wishes of another without protest "too acquiescent to challenge authority"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Acquiescent Resting satisfied or submissive; disposed tacitly to submit; assentive; as, an acquiescent policy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • acquiescent Disposed to acquiesce or yield; submissive; easy; unresisting.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Acquiescent resting satisfied: easy: submissive
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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
L. acquiescens, -centis,; p. pr
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. acquiescĕread, and quies, rest.

Usage

In literature:

But Helen merely acquiesced again with: 'Yes; he doesn't know how to dress.
"Franklin Kane" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
She had silently acquiesced in the idea, entertained by all the train, that she would marry him.
"The Emigrant Trail" by Geraldine Bonner
And Dave had acquiesced in that policy.
"The Cow Puncher" by Robert J. C. Stead
The Scots acquiesced in this reply, and both sides proceeded in the treaty without any other intervening dispute.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
And Quin would acquiesce good-naturedly and even gratefully.
"Quin" by Alice Hegan Rice
She could not have endured a passive acquiescence in her destiny, whatever was to be the end of it.
"Mary Gray" by Katharine Tynan
In this election the opponents of his father's policy were acquiescent rather than content.
"Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams." by Josiah Quincy
In this Stowe acquiesced.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
Her feelings might have been assuaged by a clean hearth and some acquiescence in her own mood.
"Tiverton Tales" by Alice Brown
So he quickly acquiesced in Julian's wish for a commission, and entirely approved of Charles's college schemes.
"The Complete Prose Works of Martin Farquhar Tupper" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
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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
She "softly added"; "she alleged";
He "consciously invited";
She "then corrected"; William "hedged";
She "prettily recited";
She "nodded," "stormed," and "acquiesced";
He "promised," "hastened," and "confessed."
"Monotonous Variety" by Franklin Pierce Adams
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.
Croats Widen Threat to Rebel Serbs, and Diplomats Seem to Acquiesce .
Beating 'Compliance Acquiescence Disorder' in school.
Vienna Plan Redux Requires Investor Acquiescence : Euro Credit.
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.
0 I n previous columns (here, here, here, and here) I have written on the absurd lengths the city government of Los Angeles has gone to in acquiescing to the demands of illegal aliens.
The supreme Hamas leader's first-ever visit to the Gaza Strip this weekend signals growing regional acceptance of the Islamic militant movement in charge of the once isolated territory and grudging acquiescence by Israel.
That kind of movement would require a different type of acquiescence, namely on the part of program directors, not advertisers .
Bill Haslam's office has acquiesced to calls from the Tennessee Democratic Party for the release of a text message conversation between the governor and Congressman Scott DesJarlais.
Meanwhile, as an aggressive new majority of Republicans in the House takes steps to undo years of progress on conservation , Obama's response has been silent acquiescence.
Some in Israel see acquiescence in Iron Dome missile defense system .
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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