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consent

noun [U] uk   /kənˈsent/ us  
C1 permission or agreement: They can't publish your name without your consent. You can only come on the trip if your parents give their consent. by common consent most people agree: Her latest film, by common consent, is her best yet.

consent

verb [I] uk   /kənˈsent/ formal us  
C2 to agree to do something, or to allow someone to do something: [+ to infinitive] Very reluctantly, I've consented to lend her my car. My aunt never married because her father wouldn't consent to her marriage.
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