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consent
WordNet 2.0
  • permission to do something
  • "he indicated his consent"
  • give an affirmative reply to
  • respond favorably to
  • "I cannot accept your invitation"
  • "I go for this resolution"
consent
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
  • 1. To agree in opinion or sentiment; to be of the same mind; to accord; to concur.

    "And Saul was consenting unto his death. Acts. viii. 1." --

    "Flourishing many years before Wyclif, and much consenting with him in jugdment. Fuller." --

    2. 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. Shak." --

    "And whispering "I will ne'er consent," -- consented. Byron." --

    Syn. -- To accede; yield; assent; comply; agree; allow; concede; permit; admit; concur; acquiesce.

  • 1. To grant; to allow; to assent to; to admit. [Obs.]

    "Interpreters . . . will not consent it to be a true story. Milton." --

  • 1. Agreement in opinion or sentiment; the being of one mind; accord.

    "All with one consent began to make excuse. Luke xiv. 18." --

    "They fell together all, as by consent. Shak." --

    2. Correspondence in parts, qualities, or operations; agreement; harmony; coherence.

    "The melodious consent of the birds. Holland." --

    "Such is the world's great harmony that springs From union, order, full consent of things. Pope." --

    3. 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. Milton." --

    4. (Law) Capable, deliberate, and voluntary assent or agreement to, or concurrence in, some act or purpose, implying physical and mental power and free action.

    5. (Physiol.) Sympathy. See Sympathy, 4.

    Syn. -- Assent; acquiescence; concurrence; agreement; approval; permission. See Assent.

    Age of consent
    (Law), an age, fixed by statute and varying in different jurisdictions, at which one is competent to give consent. Sexual intercourse with a female child under the age of consent is punishable as rape.

 

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