• WordNet 3.6
    • v consent give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to "I cannot accept your invitation","I go for this resolution"
    • n consent permission to do something "he indicated his consent"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In ancient England a person could not have sex unless you had consent of the King.
    • Consent Agreement in opinion or sentiment; the being of one mind; accord. "All with one consent began to make excuse.""They fell together all, as by consent ."
    • Consent (Law) Capable, deliberate, and voluntary assent or agreement to, or concurrence in, some act or purpose, implying physical and mental power and free action.
    • Consent Correspondence in parts, qualities, or operations; agreement; harmony; coherence. "The melodious consent of the birds.""Such is the world's great harmony that springs
      From union, order, full consent of things."
    • Consent (Physiol) Sympathy. See Sympathy, 4.
    • Consent To agree in opinion or sentiment; to be of the same mind; to accord; to concur. "And Saul was consenting unto his death.""Flourishing many years before Wyclif, and much consenting with him in jugdment."
    • v. t Consent To grant; to allow; to assent to; to admit. "Interpreters . . . will not consent it to be a true story."
    • Consent To indicate or express a willingness; to yield to guidance, persuasion, or necessity; to give assent or approval; to comply. "My poverty, but not my will, consents .""And whispering “I will ne'er consent,” consented ."
    • Consent Voluntary accordance with, or concurrence in, what is done or proposed by another; acquiescence; compliance; approval; permission. "Thou wert possessed of David's throne
      By free consent of all."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • consent To agree in sentiment; be of the same mind; accord; be at one.
    • consent To agree; yield credence or accord; give assent, as to a proposition or the terms of an agreement.
    • consent To yield when one has the right, power, or desire to oppose; accede, as to persuasion or entreaty; aid, or at least voluntarily refrain from opposing, the execution of another person's purpose; comply.
    • consent Synonyms See list under accede. Permit, Consent to, etc. See allow.
    • consent To grant; allow; acknowledge; give assent to.
    • n consent Voluntary allowance or acceptance of what is done or proposed to be done by another; a yielding of the mind or will to that which is proposed; acquiescence; concurrence; compliance; permission.
    • n consent In law, intelligent concurrence in the adoption of a contract or an agreement of such a nature as to bind the party consenting; agreement upon the same thing in the same sense. Consent of parties is implied in all contracts; hence, persons legally incapable of giving consent, as idiots, etc., cannot be parties to a contract. Persons in a state of absolute drunkenness cannot give legal consent, although a lesser degree of intoxication will not afford a sufficientground for annulling a contract. Cousent is null where it proceeds on essential mistake of fact, or where obtained by fraud or by force and fear.
    • n consent Agreement in opinion or sentiment; unity of opinion or inclination.
    • n consent A preconcerted design; concert.
    • n consent Agreement; correspondence in parts, qualities, or operation; harmony; concord.
    • n consent In pathology, an agreement or sympathy, by which one affected part of the system affects some distant part. See sympathy.
    • n consent Synonyms Assent, Consent, Concurrence, etc. See assent.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Consent kon-sent′ to be of the same mind: to agree: to give assent: to yield: to comply
    • v.t Consent (Milt.) to allow
    • n Consent agreement: accordance with the actions or opinions of another: concurrence: advice, counsel
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  • Spanish Proverb
    Spanish Proverb
    “Better a friendly refusal than an unwilling consent.”
  • Abraham Lincoln
    “What I do say is that no man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.”
  • Abraham Lincoln
    “No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.”
  • Helen Keller
    “One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.”
  • Jean Rostand
    “Greatness, in order to gain recognition, must all too often consent to ape greatness.”
  • George Bancroft
    George Bancroft
    “By common consent gray hairs are a crown of glory; the only object of respect that can never excite envy.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. consentir, fr. L. consentire, -sensum, to feel together, agree; con-, + sentire, to feel. See Sense


In literature:

He had with difficulty obtained the Deputy's consent to the enterprise.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
The town-meeting promptly passed resolutions denying the right of parliament to tax the colonies without their consent.
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt
None of us would now ever consent to be a stowaway, no matter who wanted us to, and I don't think H.O.
"New Treasure Seekers" by E. (Edith) Nesbit
Why do you bring armed warriors into my country without asking my consent?
"Four American Indians" by Edson L. Whitney
And then, Patience thought, Sir Thomas would never consent to this marriage.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
Ariadne willingly consented, and left the prison before the guards came to conduct the victims to their fate.
"Historic Tales, vol 10 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Oliver, being in no whit a coward, quickly consented.
"With Spurs of Gold" by Frances Nimmo Greene
How does one greet a girl whose permission he has yet to gain, whereas her father has already consented?
"The Kingdom Round the Corner" by Coningsby Dawson
Mrs. Dallas qualified her consent by the securing of her husband's approval, though she said she felt sure he would not withhold it.
"A Beautiful Alien" by Julia Magruder
If she consented, it would be without knowing her own tastes.
"Hopes and Fears scenes from the life of a spinster" by Charlotte M. Yonge

In poetry:

And still it lasts; by day and night,
With one consenting voice,
All hymn Thy glory, Lord, aright,
All worship and rejoice.
"Fourth Sunday After Trinity" by John Keble
But the fates had not consented,
Since they both did fickle prove;
Of her scorn the maid repented,
And the shepherd of his love.
"Songs" by Anna Laetitia Aikin Barbauld
Yet, ere thou weddest, as is fit,
Unto thy parent's will submit,
Ask their consent upon the knee:
So shall thy nuptials happy be!
"Advice To A Young Man, Before He Goes A Courting" by Rees Prichard
The first of men such blessing sued;
The first of women smiled consent;
For husband, wife and home it meant,
And no more solitude!
"Mount Arafa" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
"Show me," sayd hee, "whose men you bee,
That hunt soe boldly heere,
That, without my consent, doe chase
And kill my fallow-deere."
"The More Modern Ballad of Chevy Chace" by Anonymous British
God promises to give relief,
And comfort those that are in grief,
And to forgive all, does consent,
Who from their very heart repent.
"Advice To Those Who Are Desirous Of Obtaining God's Favour, And Forgiveness Of Their Sins" by Rees Prichard

In news:

Consent agreement must go forward.
PINK ?s Consent is an inspiration.
Earlier today, we told you about Baltimore feminist group FORCE's PINK ?s Consent Campaign.
Details emerge on proposed Orleans Parish Prison federal consent decree.
Says A123 sale requires its consent .
MT VERNON — — The Jefferson County Board gave its consent to County Treasurer Dan Knox to draw up to $250,000 from the General Corporate Restricted Fund.
Editor's note: This story is part of an ongoing series that tracks the city's expenditures appearing on upcoming Santa Monica City Council consent agendas.
Consent agenda items are routinely passed by the City Council with little or no discussion from elected officials or the public.
Send "Purchases fill consent agenda" to a friend.
The deadline is today for people to submit written comments on the proposed Wilbros consent order.
Sprint bondholders consent to change allowing SoftBank bid to proceed.
Consent Decrees Are Last Chance For Supplement GMP Violators.
Hearst Television Inc announced that it has reached a retransmission consent agreement with Time Warner Cable covering carriage of WCVB-TV.
Informed Consent requires us to dig deep.
MASSENA --A Massena man was charged with using a vehicle without consent .

In science:

Meletemata quae dam mathematica circa # transformation aequationum algebraicarum, quae consent”.
On the Complete Solution to the Most General Fifth Degree Polynomial
It consists of a sequence of discrete events each of which consents to an integrated course of action presented by brain.
Quantum theory and the role of mind in nature
An adaption of this technique is described in as Consent Based Communication.
SPAM over Internet Telephony and how to deal with it
Come si pu `o vedere dalla figura soprastante, le schede J2S che sono state progettate e realizzate nell’ambito di questa tesi di laurea rappresentano il mezzo che consente l’interfacciamento tra le due realt `a sopra citate.
Progetto di un detector a camera di ionizzazione per esperimenti SAXS
Version 1 of this paper (arXiv:1010.2709v1) was submitted exclusively by Noa Lavi, without prior knowledge, let alone consent, by Yoav Yaffe.