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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Assent \As*sent"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Assented; p. pr. & vb. n. Assenting.] [F. assentir, L. assentire, assentiri; ad + sentire to feel, think. See Sense.] To admit a thing as true; to express one's agreement, acquiescence, concurrence, or concession. [1913 Webster] Who informed the governor . . . And the Jews also assented, saying that these things were so. --Acts xxiv. 9. [1913 Webster] The princess assented to all that was suggested. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] Syn: To yield; agree; acquiesce; concede; concur. [1913 Webster]