1. permission to do something;
- Example: "he indicated his consent"
1. give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to;
- Example: "I cannot accept your invitation"
- Example: "I go for this resolution"
[syn: accept, consent, go for]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
consent n 1: permission to do something; "he indicated his consent" v 1: 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]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
221 Moby Thesaurus words for "consent": OK, abide by, accede, accede to, accept, acceptance, accession, acclaim, acclamation, accord, accord to, accordance, acquiesce, acquiesce in, acquiescence, admission, admit, agree, agree to, agree with, agreeability, agreeableness, agreement, agreement in principle, agreement of all, alacrity, allow, allowance, amenability, applaud, approval, approve, approve of, ardor, assent, assentation, authorization, authorize, be agreeable, be agreeable to, be dying to, be eager, be game, be open to, be ready, be spoiling for, be willing, buy, cede, charter, cheer, cheerful consent, chorus, collaborate, common assent, common consent, complaisance, compliance, comply, concede, concert, concord, concordance, concur, concurrence, condescend, conform, connive at, consensus, consensus gentium, consensus of opinion, consensus omnium, consent to, consent to silently, consentaneity, cooperate, cooperativeness, deference, deign, dispensation, dispense, docility, eagerness, endorse, enthusiasm, face the music, favorable disposition, favorableness, forwardness, gameness, general acclamation, general agreement, general consent, general voice, give consent, give in, give leave, give permission, give the go-ahead, give the nod, give the word, go along with, go-ahead, goodwill, grant, hail, harmony, have no objection, hearty assent, hold with, homage, imprimatur, in toto, incline, kneeling, knock under, knuckle down, knuckle under, lean, leave, let, liberty, license, like-mindedness, live with it, look kindly upon, make possible, meeting of minds, mutual understanding, nod, nod assent, nonopposal, nonopposition, nonresistance, not hesitate to, not refuse, not resist, obedience, obeisance, obey, okay, one accord, one voice, passiveness, passivity, patent, permission, permission to enter, permit, pliability, pliancy, plunge into, promptness, ratify, readiness, receive, receptive mood, receptiveness, receptivity, release, relent, resign, resignation, resignedness, responsiveness, right mood, same mind, sanction, say aye, say the word, say yes, seal of approval, single voice, special permission, subjection, submission, submit, submittal, subscribe, subscribe to, succumb, sufferance, supineness, support, swallow it, swallow the pill, take, take it, take kindly to, ticket, ticket of admission, total agreement, tractability, unanimity, unanimousness, understanding, ungrudgingness, unison, universal agreement, unloathness, unreluctance, vote affirmatively, vote aye, vote for, vouchsafe, vouchsafement, waiver, warm assent, welcome, willing ear, willing heart, willingness, wink at, would as leave, would as lief, yes, yield, yield assent, yielding, zeal, zealousnessBouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
CONSENT. An agreement to something proposed, and differs from assent. (q.v.) Wolff, Ins. Nat. part 1, SSSS 27-30; Pard. Dr. Com. part 2, tit. 1, n. 1, 38 to 178. Consent supposes, 1. a physical power to act; 2. a moral power of acting; 3. a serious, determined, and free use of these powers. Fonb. Eq. B; 1, c. 2, s. 1; Grot. de Jure Belli et Pacis, lib. 2, c. 11, s. 6. 2. Consent is either express or implied. Express, when it is given viva voce, or in writing; implied, when it is manifested by signs, actions, or facts, or by inaction or silence, which raise a presumption that the consent has been given. 3. - 1. When a legacy is given with a condition annexed to the bequest, requiring the consent of executors to the marriage of the legatee, and under such consent being given, a mutual attachment has been suffered to grow up, it would be rather late to state terms and conditions on which a marriage between the parties should take place;. 2 Ves. & Beames, 234; Ambl. 264; 2 Freem. 201; unless such consent was obtained by deceit or fraud. 1 Eden, 6; 1 Phillim. 200; 12 Ves. 19. 4. - 2. Such a condition does not apply to a second marriage. 3 Bro. C. C. 145; 3 Ves. 239. 5. - 3. If the consent has been substantially given, though not modo et forma, the legatee will be held duly entitled to the legacy. 1 Sim. & Stu. 172; 1 Meriv. 187; 2 Atk. 265. 6. - 4. When trustees under a marriage settlement are empowered to sell "with the consent of the husband and, wife," a sale made by the trustees without the distinct consent of the wife, cannot be a due execution of their power. 10 Ves. 378. 7. - 5. Where a power of sale requires that the sale should be with the consent of certain specified individuals, the fact of such consent having been given, ought to be evinced in the manner pointed out by the creator of the power, or such power will not be considered as properly executed. 10 Ves. 308. Vide, generally, 2 Supp. to Ves. jr. 161, 165, 169; Ayliffe's Pand. 117; 1 Rob. Leg.. 345, 539. 8. - 6. Courts of equity have established the rule, that when the true owner of property stands by, and knowingly suffers a stranger to sell the same as his own, without objection, this will be such implied consent as to render the sale valid against the true owner. Story on Ag. Sec. 91 Story on Eq. Jur. Sec. 385 to 390. And courts of law, unless restrained by technical formalities, act upon the principles of justice; as, for example, when a man permitted, without objection, the sale of his goods under an execution against another person. 6 Adolph. & El 11. 469 9 Barn. & Cr. 586; 3 Barn. & Adolph. 318, note. 9. The consent which is implied in every agreement is excluded, 1. By error in the essentials of the contract; ,is, if Paul, in the city of Philadelphia, buy the horse of Peter, which is in Boston, and promise to pay one hundred dollars for him, the horse at the time of the sale, unknown to either party, being dead. This decision is founded on the rule that he who consents through error does not consent at all; non consentiunt qui errant. Dig. 2, 1, 15; Dig. lib. 1, tit. ult. 1. 116, Sec. 2. 2. Consent is excluded by duress of the party making the agreement. 3. Consent is never given so as to bind the parties, when it is obtained by fraud. 4. It cannot be given by a person who has no understanding, as an idiot, nor by one who, though possessed of understanding, is not in law capable of making a contract, as a feme covert. See Bouv. Inst. Index, h.t.