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To agree to or to accept something passively or without protest. (1)
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acquiesce (verb), acquiesces; acquiesced; acquiescing
1. To consent, to agree to do something, or to comply passively without protest: Sam acquiesced to his wife's request that he put the laundry into the washing machine.
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Celeste is acquiescing to the pleading of her child for another piece of cake.2. Etymology: derived from the Latin verb quiescere, "to be quiet". It came into English in about 1620, via the French acquiescer with the outdated meaning of "to rest satisfied".