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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. Agreement in opinion or sentiment; the being of one mind; accord.
  7. Correspondence in parts, qualities, or operations; agreement; harmony; coherence.
  8. Voluntary accordance with, or concurrence in, what is done or proposed by another; acquiescence; compliance; approval; permission.
  9. Capable, deliberate, and voluntary assent or agreement to, or concurrence in, some act or purpose, implying physical and mental power and free action.
  10. Sympathy. See Sympathy, 4.
  11. A yielding of the mind or will; agreement.
  12. To comply; yield; accede; concur; agree.
  13. To feel or think along with another: to be of the same mind: to agree: to give assent: to yield.
  14. Agreement: accordance with the actions or opinions of another: concurrence.
  15. Agreement; concurrence; permission.
  16. To agree; give assent.
  17. To yield voluntarily; accede; acquiesce.
  18. A voluntary yielding; compliance.
  19. Agreement; concord.
  20. Agreement to what is done, proposed, or stated by another; acquiescence; concurrence; accord of minds; agreement of opinion; correspondence in parts, qualities, or operation.
  21. To agree or assent; to yield.
  22. A yielding of the mind or will to the proposals or conditions of another; a conceding what may be withheld; concurrence; agreement.
  23. To yield; to agree in mind and will; to permit.
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Quotes of consent

  1. No man is good enough to govern any woman without her consent – Susan B. Anthony
  2. The decision to join or not join a service union, political party or other organization should be left up to the individual. No such organization has the right to take money out of the pockets of state workers without their proper consent – Matt Blunt
  3. Can a moment of madness make up for an age of consent – Basil Bunting
  4. You are forgiven for your happiness and your successes only if you generously consent to share them. – Albert Camus
  5. Cats don't like change without their consent – Roger Caras
  6. No power in society, no hardship in your condition can depress you, keep you down, in knowledge, power, virtue, influence, but by your own consent – William Ellery Channing
  7. You should not have taken advantage of my sensibility to steal into my affections without my consent – Alexander Hamilton
  8. Well I think that what we're seeing now is that the people feel like they, the people in Congress don't have their consent to govern them. They keep doing things that are incredibly unpopular. And so when that happens, folks get angry. – Laura Ingraham
  9. I cannot consent to be led three or four hundred leagues out of my route, without its being by force of arms. – Zebulon Pike
  10. I shall assume that your silence gives consent – Plato
  11. Government itself is founded upon the great doctrine of the consent of the governed, and has its cornerstone in the memorable principle that men are endowed with inalienable rights. – Leland Stanford
  12. For in reason, all government without the consent of the governed is the very definition of slavery. – Jonathan Swift
  13. Commitment means that it is possible for a man to yield the nerve center of his consent to a purpose or cause, a movement or an ideal, which may be more important to him than whether he lives or dies. – Howard Thurman
  14. Quite a few musicians came to our house. And my ma took me to hear many more, hoping to encourage in me a love of music. But she wouldn't consent to my having music lessons, for she feared I might end up as she had done- unable to play except from paper. – Mary Lou Williams

Usage examples for consent

  1. Papa just told me that he would consent and that I might write to him. – The Duke's Children by Anthony Trollope
  2. We simply do not consent to give you a name...." – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  3. Lady Helena will never consent Lady Helena will consent to anything that will make me happy. – A Terrible Secret by May Agnes Fleming
  4. No, I never will consent – Jacqueline, Complete by (Mme. Blanc) Th. Bentzon Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  5. Only if you are fine and big enough to consent – Right Ho, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
  6. I shall certainly not give my consent Miss Bedford. – By Birth a Lady by George Manville Fenn
  7. If you will consent to be his I will make a rich man of him. – Ayala's Angel by Anthony Trollope
  8. I'll never consent never- not until Helen is twenty- one. – I Walked in Arden by Jack Crawford
  9. If you feel you must go, I'll have to consent – Blake's Burden by Harold Bindloss
  10. Jonas wouldn't consent to that. – The Errand Boy by Horatio Alger
  11. My dear father, I will not marry without your consent though my fortune is settled on me, and I am of age. – Ernest Maltravers, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  12. His wife, if he had one, must give her consent – Introductory American History by Henry Eldridge Bourne Elbert Jay Benton
  13. 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
  14. I shut no door to a settlement by consent but ... – John Redmond's Last Years by Stephen Gwynn
  15. " 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
  16. Accept mine, Maraton begged, and I swear to you that they shall consent – A People's Man by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  17. We must do this thing with everybody's consent or it will do no good. – Green Valley by Katharine Reynolds
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. There is no reason whatever to doubt that he had Rachel's full consent to the arrangement. – Woman: Man's Equal by Thomas Webster

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