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consent

1 noun
     
con‧sent1 W3 [uncountable]
1 permission to do somethingCOLLOCATIONS COLLOCATIONS
with/without somebody's consent give/grant (your) consent refuse/withhold (your) consent obtain (somebody's) consent prior consent (=consent before something can happen) written consent verbal consent (=spoken consent) parental consent (=consent from someone's parents) informed consent (=consent based on full information about what will happen) tacit consent (=consent given without being actually spoken)
He took the car without the owner's consent.
Her parents gave their consent to the marriage.
A patient can refuse consent for a particular treatment at any time.
Most owners are happy to have their names used for publicity if this is done with their prior consent.
Informed consent was obtained from all participants before the study began.
age of consent
2 agreement about something [↪ dissent]:
The chairman was elected by common consent (=with most people agreeing).
divorce by mutual consent (=by agreement between both the people involved)

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