'Consent' definitions:

Definition of 'consent'

(from WordNet)
Permission to do something; "he indicated his consent"
Give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to; "I cannot accept your invitation"; "I go for this resolution" [syn: accept, consent, go for] [ant: decline, refuse]

Definition of 'Consent'

  • Consent \Con*sent"\, v. t. To grant; to allow; to assent to; to admit. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]
  • Interpreters . . . will not consent it to be a true story. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Definition of 'Consent'

  • Consent \Con*sent"\, n. [Cf. OF. consent.]
  • 1. Agreement in opinion or sentiment; the being of one mind; accord. [1913 Webster]
  • All with one consent began to make excuse. --Luke xiv. 18. [1913 Webster]
  • They fell together all, as by consent. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. Correspondence in parts, qualities, or operations; agreement; harmony; coherence. [1913 Webster]
  • The melodious consent of the birds. --Holland. [1913 Webster]
  • Such is the world's great harmony that springs From union, order, full consent of things. --Pope. [1913 Webster]
  • 3. Voluntary accordance with, or concurrence in, what is done or proposed by another; acquiescence; compliance; approval; permission. [1913 Webster]
  • Thou wert possessed of David's throne By free consent of all. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
  • 4. (Law) Capable, deliberate, and voluntary assent or agreement to, or concurrence in, some act or purpose, implying physical and mental power and free action. [1913 Webster]
  • 5. (Physiol.) Sympathy. See Sympathy, 4.
  • Syn: Assent; acquiescence; concurrence; agreement; approval; permission. See Assent. [1913 Webster]
  • Age of consent (Law), an age, fixed by statute and varying in different jurisdictions, at which one is competent to give consent. Sexual intercourse with a female child under the age of consent is punishable as rape. [1913 Webster]

Definition of 'Consent'

  • Consent \Con*sent"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Consented; p. pr. & vb. n. Consenting.] [F. consentir, fr. L. consentire, -sensum, to feel together, agree; con- + sentire to feel. See Sense.]
  • 1. To agree in opinion or sentiment; to be of the same mind; to accord; to concur. [1913 Webster]
  • And Saul was consenting unto his death. --Acts. viii. 1. [1913 Webster]
  • Flourishing many years before Wyclif, and much consenting with him in jugdment. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. To indicate or express a willingness; to yield to guidance, persuasion, or necessity; to give assent or approval; to comply. [1913 Webster]
  • My poverty, but not my will, consents. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
  • And whispering "I will ne'er consent," -- consented. --Byron.
  • Syn: To accede; yield; assent; comply; agree; allow; concede; permit; admit; concur; acquiesce. [1913 Webster]

Synonyms of 'consent'

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