Adjective "acquiesced" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Accept something reluctantly but without protest.
  1. 'And who are the cheerful white-clad staff, calling us by our first names and acquiescing to our every whim, if not surrogate parents?'
  2. 'And so we yielded, acquiesced to that, and we hope that it's going to be done as soon as possible.'
  3. 'Most ideologues, however, have grown accustomed in recent years to acquiescing in the decisions of the country's collective leadership.'
  4. 'This gives the impression that they're active on the world stage, even as they're quietly acquiescing in their own decline.'
  5. 'War is necessary, as a last resort, for resolving disputes between states that cannot agree and will not acquiesce.'
  6. 'However, to understand is not to acquiesce in or accept these developments.'
  7. 'The government we chose hoping for alternative policies is instead acquiescing to worldwide agreements which deregulate and privatise on an international scale, ruling out new economic directions for all of us.'
  8. 'But recently they seem to be acquiescing to American demands.'
  9. 'The only factor preventing major incursions into treasured civil liberties is the resistance of the population at large - and, for the moment at least, the public appear to be acquiescing in the government's plans.'
  10. 'Whatever Don's initial reluctance, he acquiesces to Winston's prodding because he is, actually, looking for something, even if he doesn't know what that something is.'

More definitions

1. to assent tacitly; submit or comply silently or without protest; agree; consent: to acquiesce halfheartedly in a business plan.

More examples(as adjective)

"meeklies can be acquiesced."


(acquiesce)Early 17th century: from Latin acquiescere, from ad- ‘to, at’ + quiescere ‘to rest’.