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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 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 novel, by common consent, is her best yet.

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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 to lend 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 agreement obtained 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   /kənˈsent/ us  
legal or official permission to do something: The sale of any assets will require the consent of all the parties concerned.with/without (sb's) consent Your terms of employment cannot be changed without your consent.written/prior consent For certain types of business purchase, you may require the prior consent of an industry regulatorgive/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 smaller contracts, builders do not formally obtain consent.
agreement between two or more people or groups: by mutual consent In a statement, CSR said their chief executive was leaving by mutual consent.by common consent This was, by common consent, the worst recession for decades.

consentverb [I]

uk   /kənˈsent/ us  
to give official permission 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 consentimiento, acceder (a), 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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“consent” in British English

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“consent” in Business English

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