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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 acquiescing word

  • verb without object acquiescing to assent tacitly; submit or comply silently or without protest; agree; consent: to acquiesce halfheartedly in a business plan. 1
  • noun acquiescing Present participle of acquiesce. 1

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Origin of acquiescing

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 Acquiescing


acquiescing 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.
According to our data about 53% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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Synonyms for acquiescing

adjective acquiescing

  • assentive — having the tendency to concur or comply
  • nonresistant — not able, conditioned, or constructed to withstand the effect of something, as a disease, a specific change in temperature, or harsh treatment; susceptible to damage or ill effects.
  • resistant — resisting.
  • acquiescent — Someone who is acquiescent is ready to agree to do what someone wants, or to accept what they do.

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