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  • n  agreement with a statement or proposal to do something
    he gave his assent eagerly
  • v  to agree or express agreement
    The Maestro assented to the request for an encore

  • The four officers nodded their assent and pledged that the armed forces would "return to the barracks" and stay out of politics.
  • There are some artists whose work compels assent almost as soon as you see it.
  • His parents were confronted with an agonizing dilemma: to assent to an operation that would save the life of a child who could be hopelessly retarded, or to allow him to die of .
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  • Jon Stanhope in Stuff.co.nz
    I uphold utterly the right of anyone to use the leg of today's relay as an opportunity to have their voice heard, to be allowed to assent, to speak freely as a mark of our democracy,Mr Stanhope said. "We do not muzzle dissent just because...
  • P Chidambaram in Economic Times
    Once these amendments are effected, the Cabinet will be in a position to recommend to the president to grant assent to the Act,Mr Chidambaram said.
  • Yar Adua in Reuters
    I assent to the 2009 budget today with a clear appreciation of the seriousness of the challenges we face as a nation. Our revenue base is dwindling with the drastic fall in the price of crude oil,Yar'Adua said at a budget signing ceremony.

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