Meaning of “assent” in the English Dictionary

"assent" in American English

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assentnoun [ U ]

us /əˈsent/ fml

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.
verb [ I ] us /əˈsent/


At long last, the general assented to a halt in the bombing.

(Definition of “assent” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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uk /əˈsent/ us

[ U ] official agreement to an idea, plan, or request:

with the assent of sb The government, with the assent of the two smaller opposition parties, pushed through the bill this week.
give your assent to sth Once the directors have given their assent to the proposal, work can start almost immediately.

[ C ] LAW a document that states that someone is the new legal owner of the property of someone who has died:

The transfer of a property to the beneficiary after someone has died is done by means of an assent.

assentverb [ I ]

uk /əˈsent/ us

to agree to or give official approval to something:

assent to sth Have they assented to the terms of the contract?

(Definition of “assent” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)