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Definitions of consent

  1. give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to; " I cannot accept your invitation"; " I go for this resolution"
  2. permission to do something; " he indicated his consent"
  3. To agree in opinion or sentiment; to be of the same mind; to accord; to concur.
  4. To indicate or express a willingness; to yield to guidance, persuasion, or necessity; to give assent or approval; to comply.
  5. To grant; to allow; to assent to; to admit.
  6. Correspondence in parts, qualities, or operations; agreement; harmony; coherence.
  7. Voluntary accordance with, or concurrence in, what is done or proposed by another; acquiescence; compliance; approval; permission.
  8. Capable, deliberate, and voluntary assent or agreement to, or concurrence in, some act or purpose, implying physical and mental power and free action.
  9. Sympathy. See Sympathy, 4.
  10. A yielding of the mind or will; agreement.
  11. To comply; yield; accede; concur; agree.
  12. To feel or think along with another: to be of the same mind: to agree: to give assent: to yield.
  13. Agreement: accordance with the actions or opinions of another: concurrence.
  14. Agreement; concurrence; permission.
  15. To agree; give assent.
  16. To yield voluntarily; accede; acquiesce.
  17. Agreement; concord.
  18. Agreement to what is done, proposed, or stated by another; acquiescence; concurrence; accord of minds; agreement of opinion; correspondence in parts, qualities, or operation.
  19. To agree or assent; to yield.
  20. A yielding of the mind or will to the proposals or conditions of another; a conceding what may be withheld; concurrence; agreement.
  21. To yield; to agree in mind and will; to permit.
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Usage examples for consent

  1. Only if you are fine and big enough to consent. – Right Ho, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
  2. Lady Helena will never consent Lady Helena will consent to anything that will make me happy. – A Terrible Secret by May Agnes Fleming
  3. If you feel you must go, I'll have to consent. – Blake's Burden by Harold Bindloss
  4. You shall not have another cup of tea, unless you consent to eat something with it. – The Lost Lady of Lone by E.D.E.N. Southworth
  5. There is no reason whatever to doubt that he had Rachel's full consent to the arrangement. – Woman: Man's Equal by Thomas Webster
  6. I shall certainly not give my consent, Miss Bedford. – By Birth a Lady by George Manville Fenn
  7. Jonas wouldn't consent to that. – The Errand Boy by Horatio Alger
  8. Accept mine, Maraton begged, and I swear to you that they shall consent. – A People's Man by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  9. We simply do not consent to give you a name...." – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  10. We must do this thing with everybody's consent or it will do no good. – Green Valley by Katharine Reynolds
  11. " You understand," he said, " that she could not consent to see you before you knew just how weak she thought she had been." – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  12. No, I never will consent! – Jacqueline, Complete by (Mme. Blanc) Th. Bentzon Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  13. His wife, if he had one, must give her consent. – Introductory American History by Henry Eldridge Bourne Elbert Jay Benton
  14. If you will consent to be his I will make a rich man of him. – Ayala's Angel by Anthony Trollope
  15. Papa just told me that he would consent, and that I might write to him. – The Duke's Children by Anthony Trollope
  16. So her Grace rejoiced over Sidonia's departure, but could not consent to send away the young knights. – Sidonia The Sorceress V1 by William Mienhold
  17. Go on, and I'll truly do all I can to talk your father into letting you stay there a week; but if he won't consent, I can't help it. – Patty's Success by Carolyn Wells
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