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assent

Roget category 488

4. Words relating to the intellectual faculties
4.5. Results of reasoning
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#488. Assent

noun

assent, assentmentacquiescence, admissionnodaccord, concord, concordanceagreement etc. 23affirmance, affirmationrecognition, acknowledgment, avowalconfession of faith.
unanimity, common consent, consensus, acclamation, chorus, vox populipopular belief, current belief, current opinionpublic opinionconcurrence etc. (of causes) 178cooperation etc. (voluntary) 709.
ratification, confirmation, corroboration, approval, acceptance, visaindorsement etc. (record) 551.
consent etc. (compliance) 762.
pressure to conform, herd instinct, peer pressure.

verb

assentgive assent, yield assent, nod assentacquiesceagree etc. 23receive, accept, accede, accord, concur, lend oneself to, consent, coincide, reciprocate, go withbe at one with etc. adj. — go along with, chime in with, strike in with, close in withecho, enter into one's views, agree in opinionvote, give one's voice forrecognizesubscribe to, conform to, defer tosay yes to, say ditto, amen to, say aye to.
acknowledge, own, admit, allow, avow, confessconcede etc. (yield) 762come round toabide bypermit etc. 760.
arrive at an understanding, come to an understanding, come to terms, come to an agreement.
confirm, affirmratify, appprove, indorse, countersigncorroborate etc. 467.
go with the stream, swim with the stream, go with the flow, blow with the windbe in fashion, join in the chorus, join the crowd, be one of the guys, be part of the group, go with the crowd, don't make wavesbe in every mouth.

adjective

assenting etc. v. — of one accord, of one mindof the same mind, at one with, agreed, acquiescent, contentwilling etc. 602.
uncontradicted, unchallenged, unquestioned, uncontroverted.
carried, agreed, nem.
con. [Lat.], nemine contradicente [Lat.], etc. adv. — unanimousagreed on all hands, carried by acclamation.
affirmative etc. 535.

adverb

yes, yea, ay, aye, truegood wellvery well, very truewell and goodgrantedeven so, just soto be sure, 'thou hast said'," you said it, you said a mouthfultruly, exactly, precisely, that's just it, indeed, certainly, you bet, certes [Lat.], ex concesso [Lat.]of course, unquestionably, assuredly, no doubt, doubtlessnaturally, natch.
be it soso be it, so let it beamenwillingly etc. 602.
affirmatively, in the affirmative.
OK, all right, might as well, why not —? with one consent, with one voice, with one accordunanimously, una voce, by common consent, in chorus, to a man nem.
con, nemine contradicente [Lat.]nemine dissentiente [Lat.]without a dissentient voiceas one man, one and all, on all hands.

phrase

avec plaisir [Fr.]chi tace accousente [It]the public mind is the creation of the Master- the public mind is the creation of the Master-Writers" [Disraeli]; you bet your sweet ass it iswhat are we waiting for —? whenever you're readyanytime you're ready.



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