(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. i. agree, accede, assent, concur, consent. See obedience, submission.
(Roget's IV) v.
Syn. consent, comply, submit; see agree , consent .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) v.
[AK we ESS]
to yield, give in or assent without enthusiasm.
The dictator acquiesced only after the Bush administration rattled its saber.
SYN.: consent, defer, yield, assent, comply, accede, accept, *buckle under, *cave in, give in, agree, capitulate, concur, abide by, come around, submit, *fall in line.
ANT.: resist, fight, challenge, rebuff, make a stand
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb To respond affirmatively; receive with agreement or compliance: accede, accept, agree, assent, consent, nod, subscribe, yes. See AGREE.

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