acquiescence acquiescence  /ˌæ kwi ˈɛ səns/


  1. (n) acceptance without protest
  2. (n) agreement with a statement or proposal to do something


  1. The proposal will require the Chair's acquiescence in order to win approval.
  2. Is it necessary that a full acquiescence to Scott's demands is required to bring the stalemate to an end?
  3. Unfortunately, price cuts alone do not guarantee support or acquiescence of the public.


  1. Quartz Daily Brief—Americas Edition—Snowden’s world tour, China’s squeeze tightens, Supreme Court week

    What to watch for today Edward Snowden’s world tour. The NSA whistleblower fled Hong Kong for Russia with the help of WikiLeaks and the acquiescence of Beijing. Russian media report that Snowden is currently ...
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Quartz via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Quartz Daily Brief—Europe Edition—Snowden on the run, China’s shadow banking crackdown, Mandela critical

    What to watch for today Snowden goes globetrotting. Whistleblower Edward Snowden fled Hong Kong for Moscow with the help of WikiLeaks (and the acquiescence of Beijing), and has requested asylum from Ecuador. ...
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Quartz via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "I cannot in good conscience at this time attend an event, under the auspices of NSW ALP head office," Mr Costa wrote. "The NSW ALP head office machine, it appears with the acquiescence of its general secretary Karl Bitar and his mentors and...
    on Jul 8, 2008 By: Michael Costa Source: Kangaroo Island Islander

  2. "We cannot be afraid or unwilling to engage," Clinton said. "Yet some suggest that this is a sign of weakness or naiveté -- or acquiescence to these countries' repression of their own people. That is wrong. The President and I believe that...
    on Jul 15, 2009 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Washington Post

  3. "The right course for America in a world where evil still exists is not acquiescence and weakness, it is assertiveness and strength," Romney said in a commencement address at Hillsdale College in which he cited radical Islam and Iran as threats.
    on May 12, 2007 By: Mitt Romney Source: Washington Post

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