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ac·qui·esce  audio  (kw-s) KEY 

intr.v.
ac·qui·esced, ac·qui·esc·ing, ac·qui·esc·es
To consent or comply passively or without protest. See Synonyms at assent.

ETYMOLOGY:
Latin acquiscere : ad-, ad- + quiscere, to rest; see kwei- in Indo-European roots
Usage Note:
When acquiesce takes a preposition, it is usually used with in (acquiesced in the ruling) but sometimes with to (acquiesced to her parents' wishes). Acquiesced with is obsolete.


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