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Date: 1600-1700
Language: French
Origin: acquiescer, from Latin acquiescere, from ad- 'to' + quiescere 'to be quiet'

acquiesce

verb
     
ac‧qui‧esce [intransitive]
formal to do what someone else wants, or allow something to happen, even though you do not really agree with it
acquiesce in/to
Oil companies have been accused of acquiescing in the pollution of the ocean.

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