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"consent" in British English

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consentnoun [U]

uk   /kənˈsent/  us   /kənˈsent/
C1 permission or ​agreement: They can't ​publishyourname without ​your consent. You can only come on the ​trip if ​yourparents givetheir consent.
by common consent
most ​peopleagree: Her ​latestnovel, by ​common consent, is her ​bestyet.

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consentverb [I]

uk   /kənˈsent/  us   /kənˈsent/ formal
C2 to ​agree to do something, or to ​allow someone to do something: [+ to infinitive] Very ​reluctantly, I've consented tolend her my ​car. My ​aunt never ​married because her ​father wouldn't consent to her ​marriage.
(Definition of consent from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"consent" in American English

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consentnoun [U]

 us   /kənˈsent/
permission or ​agreementobtained from someone or something having ​authority or ​power: I ​asked to ​leave the ​room, and the ​teacher gave his consent.

consentverb [I]

 us   /kənˈsent/
to give ​permission: [+ to infinitive] The ​director consented to ​change the ​ending of the ​movie.
(Definition of consent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"consent" in Business English

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consentnoun [U]

uk   us   /kənˈsent/
legal or ​officialpermission to do something: The ​sale of any ​assets will ​require the consent of all the ​partiesconcerned.with/without (sb's) consent Your ​terms of ​employment cannot be ​changed without your consent.written/prior consent For ​certaintypes of ​businesspurchase, you may ​require the ​prior consent of an ​industryregulatorgive/grant consent to/for sth Clients must ​sign financial-disclosure ​forms giving consent for "further ​verification".seek/apply for/obtain (sb's) consent Frequently, for ​smallercontracts, ​builders do not ​formally obtain consent.
agreement between two or more ​people or ​groups: by mutual consent In a ​statement, CSR said their ​chiefexecutive was ​leaving by ​mutual consent.by common consent This was, by common consent, the worst ​recession for decades.

consentverb [I]

uk   us   /kənˈsent/
to give ​officialpermission or ​agreement for something to ​happen: consent to sth Pressure is being put on ​shareholders to consent to the ​takeover.
(Definition of consent from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “consent”
in Korean 동의…
in Arabic موافَقة…
in Malaysian berstuju…
in French consentir (à)…
in Russian согласие…
in Chinese (Traditional) 許可,允許, 同意…
in Italian consenso…
in Turkish muvafakat, müsaade, izin…
in Polish zgoda…
in Spanish consentir…
in Vietnamese bằng lòng…
in Portuguese consentimento…
in Thai ยอมให้ทำ…
in German zustimmen…
in Catalan consentiment…
in Japanese 承諾…
in Chinese (Simplified) 许可,允许, 同意…
in Indonesian menyetujui…
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