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assent

noun [U]
 
 
/əˈsent/ formal
agreement or approval: Has she given her assent?Accepting and agreeingAccepting and agreeing reluctantlyApproving and approvalApproving and approvalAccepting and agreeingAccepting and agreeing reluctantly
assent verb [I] formal to agree to somethingAccepting and agreeingAccepting and agreeing reluctantlyApproving and approval
Translations of “assent”
in Korean 동의…
in Arabic يُصدِّق على…
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 Spanish asentimiento, aprobación…
in Portuguese assentimento, aprovação…
in German die Zustimmung…
in Catalan consentiment, aprovació…
in Japanese 同意, 承認…
in Chinese (Simplified) 同意, 赞成…
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