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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ak-wee-es]
    • /ˌæk wiˈɛs/
    • /ˌæk.wiˈes/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-wee-es]
    • /ˌæk wiˈɛs/

Definitions of acquiesced word

  • verb without object acquiesced to assent tacitly; submit or comply silently or without protest; agree; consent: to acquiesce halfheartedly in a business plan. 1
  • noun acquiesced Simple past tense and past participle of acquiesce. 1

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Origin of acquiesced

First appearance:

before 1610
One of the 40% oldest English words
1610-20; < Latin acquiēscere to find rest in, equivalent to ac- ac- + quiē- (see quiet2) + -sc- inchoative suffix + -ere infinitive suffix

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Parts of speech for Acquiesced


acquiesced popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 71% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for acquiesced

verb acquiesced

  • agreed — If people are agreed on something, they have reached a joint decision on it or have the same opinion about it.
  • complied — to act or be in accordance with wishes, requests, demands, requirements, conditions, etc.; agree (sometimes followed by with): They asked him to leave and he complied. She has complied with the requirements.
  • accepted — Accepted ideas are agreed by most people to be correct or reasonable.
  • consented — to permit, approve, or agree; comply or yield (often followed by to or an infinitive): He consented to the proposal. We asked her permission, and she consented.
  • assented — to agree or concur; subscribe to (often followed by to): to assent to a statement.

Antonyms for acquiesced

verb acquiesced

  • resisted — to withstand, strive against, or oppose: to resist infection; to resist temptation.
  • denied — to withhold something from, or refuse to grant a request of: to deny a beggar.
  • differed — to be unlike, dissimilar, or distinct in nature or qualities (often followed by from): The two writers differ greatly in their perceptions of the world. Each writer's style differs from that of another.
  • opposed — to act against or provide resistance to; combat.
  • rejected — to refuse to have, take, recognize, etc.: to reject the offer of a better job.

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