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assent

noun [U] uk   /əˈsent/ formal us  
official agreement to or approval of an idea, plan, or request: Once the directors have given their assent to the proposal we can begin. She nodded her assent to the proposal.UK Before an Act of Parliament can become law, it needs to receive Royal Assent (= an official signature) from the monarch.
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assent

verb [I] uk   /əˈsent/ formal us  
to agree to or give official approval to something: Have they assented to the terms of the contract?
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