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assent

noun [U] uk   us   /əˈsent/ formal
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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verb [I] uk   us   /əˈsent/ formal
to agree to or give official approval to something: Have they assented to the terms of the contract?
Translations of “assent”
in Arabic يُصدِّق على…
in Korean 동의…
in Malaysian persetujuan…
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 Vietnamese sự đồng ý…
in Spanish asentimiento, aprobación…
in Portuguese assentimento, aprovação…
in Thai การตกลง, การยินยอม, การยอมรับ…
in German die Zustimmung…
in Catalan consentiment, aprovació…
in Japanese 同意, 承認…
in Indonesian persetujuan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 同意, 赞成…
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