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acquiesce

ACQUIESCE, v.i. acquiess'. [L. acquiesco, of ad and quiesco, to be quiet; quies, rest.]

1. To rest satisfied, or apparently satisfied, or to rest without opposition and discontent; usually implying previous opposition, uneasiness, or dislike, but ultimate compliance, or submission; as, to acquiesce in the dispensations of providence.

2. To assent to, upon conviction; as, to acquiesce in an opinion; that is, to rest satisfied of its correctness, or propriety.

Acquiesced in, in a passive sense, complied with; submitted to, without opposition; as, a measure has been acquiesced in.



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ACQUIESCE, v.i. acquiess'. [L. acquiesco, of ad and quiesco, to be quiet; quies, rest.]

1. To rest satisfied, or apparently satisfied, or to rest without opposition and discontent; usually implying previous opposition, uneasiness, or dislike, but ultimate compliance, or submission; as, to acquiesce in the dispensations of providence.

2. To assent to, upon conviction; as, to acquiesce in an opinion; that is, to rest satisfied of its correctness, or propriety.

Acquiesced in, in a passive sense, complied with; submitted to, without opposition; as, a measure has been acquiesced in.

AC-QUI-ESCE', v.i. [acquiess'; L. acquiesco, of ad and quiesco, to be quiet; quies, rest; Fr. acquiescer.]

  1. To rest satisfied, or apparently satisfied, or to rest without opposition and discontent; usually implying previous opposition, uneasiness, or dislike, but ultimate compliance, or submission; as, to acquiesce in the dispensations of Providence.
  2. To assent to, upon conviction; as, to acquiesce in an opinion; that is, to rest satisfied of its correctness, or propriety. Acquiesced in, in a passive sense, complied with; submitted to, without opposition; as, a measure has been acquiesced in.

Ac`qui*esce"
  1. To rest satisfied, or apparently satisfied, or to rest without opposition and discontent (usually implying previous opposition or discontent); to accept or consent by silence or by omitting to object; -- followed by in, formerly also by with and to.

    They were compelled to acquiesce in a government which they did not regard as just.
    De Quincey.

  2. To concur upon conviction; as, to acquiesce in an opinion; to assent to; usually, to concur, not heartily but so far as to forbear opposition.

    Syn. -- To submit; comply; yield; assent; agree; consent; accede; concur; conform; accept tacitly.

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Acquiesce

ACQUIESCE, verb intransitive acquiess'. [Latin acquiesco, of ad and quiesco, to be quiet; quies, rest.]

1. To rest satisfied, or apparently satisfied, or to rest without opposition and discontent; usually implying previous opposition, uneasiness, or dislike, but ultimate compliance, or submission; as, to acquiesce in the dispensations of providence.

2. To assent to, upon conviction; as, to acquiesce in an opinion; that is, to rest satisfied of its correctness, or propriety.

ACQUIESCEd in, in a passive sense, complied with; submitted to, without opposition; as, a measure has been acquiesced in.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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surrender

SURREN'DER, v.t. [L. sursum, and rendre, to render.]

1. To yield to the power of another; to give or deliver up possession upon compulsion or demand; as, to surrender one's person to an enemy, or to commissioners of bankrupt; to surrender a fort or a ship. [To surrender up is not elegant.]

2. To yield; to give up; to resign in favor of another; as,to surrender a right or privilege; to surrender a place or an office.

3. To give up; to resign; as, to surrender the breath.

4. In law, to yield an estate, as a tenant, into the hands of the lord for such purposes as are expressed in the act.

5. To yield to any influence,passion or power; as, to surrender one's self to grief, to despair, to indolence or to sleep.

SURREN'DER, v.i. To yield; to give up one's self into the power of another. The enemy seeing no way of escape,surrendered at the first summons.

SURREN'DER, n. The act of yielding or resigning one's person or the possession of something, into the power of another; as the surrender of a castle to an enemy; the surrender of a right or of claims.

1. A yielding or giving up.

2. In law, the yielding of an estate by a tenant to the lord, for such purposes as are expressed by the tenant in the act.

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