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assent

noun [U]  /əˈsent/ fml us  
agreement to an idea, plan, or request, esp. after serious consideration: He gave a nod of assent, and we knew we had a deal at last.
assent
verb [I]  /əˈsent/ us  
fml At long last, the general assented to a halt in the bombing.
Translations of “assent”
in Korean 동의…
in Arabic يُصدِّق على…
in French assentiment…
in Turkish onama, onay, kabul…
in Italian approvazione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 同意, 贊成…
in Russian согласие, утверждение…
in Polish zgoda…
in Spanish asentimiento, aprobación…
in Portuguese assentimento, aprovação…
in German die Zustimmung…
in Catalan consentiment, aprovació…
in Japanese 同意, 承認…
in Chinese (Simplified) 同意, 赞成…
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