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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class IV. Words Relating to the Intellectual Faculties
Division (I) Formation of Ideas
Section V. Results of Reasoning
 
488. Assent.
 
  
NOUN:ASSENT, assentment [archaic]; acquiescence, admission; nod; accord, concord, concordance; agreement [See Agreement]; affirmance, affirmation; recognition, acknowledgment, avowal, recognizance [rare], confession, confession of faith.
  UNANIMITY, common consent, consensus, acclamation, chorus, vox populi [L.]; popular -, current- -belief, - opinion; public opinion; concurrence (of causes) [See Concurrence]; coöperation (voluntary) [See Coöperation].
  RATIFICATION, confirmation, corroboration, approval, acceptance, visa, visé [F.]; indorsement (record) [See Record].
  consent (compliance) [See Consent].
  AFFIRMANT, assentant [obs.], professor [esp. in relig.], confirmist, consenter, covenantor, subscriber, indorser or endorser; upholder (auxiliary) [See Auxiliary].
  
VERB:ASSENT; give -, yield -, nodassent; acquiesce; agree [See Agreement]; receive, accept, accede, accord, concur, lend oneself to, consent, coincide, reciprocate, go with; be at one with &c. adj.; go along with, chime in with, strike in with, close with; echo, enter into one’s views, agree in opinion; vote for, give one’s voice for; recognize; subscribe -, conform -, defer- to; say -yes, - ditto, - amen, - aye- to.
  go -, float -, swim- with the stream; float with the current; get on the band wagon [slang]; be in the fashion, join in the chorus; be in every mouth.
  arrive at -, come to- -an understanding, - terms, - an agreement.
  ACKNOWLEDGE, own, admit, allow, avow, confess; concede (yield) [See Consent]; come round to; abide by; permit [See Permission].
  CONFIRM, affirm; ratify, approve, indorse, visa, visé [F.], countersign; corroborate [See Evidence].
  
ADJECTIVE:ASSENTING &c. v.; of one -accord, - mind; of the same mind, affirmant, assentaneous [rare], assentant [obs.], at one with, agreed, acquiescent, content; willing [See Willingness].
  UNCONTRADICTED, unchallenged, unquestioned, uncontroverted.
  carried -, agreed- -nem. con. [L.] &c. adv.; unanimous; agreed on all hands, carried by acclamation.
  affirmative [See Affirmation].
  
ADVERB:YES, yea, aye or ay, true; good; well; how true, very -well, - true; well and good; granted; even so, just so; to be sure, as you say, sure, surely, assuredly, “thou hast said”; truly, exactly, precisely, that’s just it, indeed, certainly, certes [archaic], ex concesso [L.], of course, unquestionably, no doubt, doubtless.
  BE IT SO; so be it, so let it be; so mote it be, with all one’s heart; amen; willingly [See Willingness].
  AFFIRMATIVELY, in the affirmative.
  UNANIMOUSLY, unâ voce [L.], by common consent, in chorus, to a man; with one -consent, - voice, - accord; nem. con. [L.]; nemine contradicente [L.], nemine dissentiente [L.], without a dissentient voice; as one man, one and all, on all hands.
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. Avec plaisir.
  2. Chi tace accousente.
  3. The public mind is the creation of the Master-Writers.—Disraeli

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