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This word is also in the group 100 IELTS Words.
  • accept something reluctantly but without protest.
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To argue otherwise now is to acquiesce in a rhetoric which those of us who accept universal human rights have no choice but to reject as racist.

However, to understand is not to acquiesce in or accept these developments.

No matter what side you’re on, there are enough voters who either agree with you or acquiesce to you to win the election.

War is necessary, as a last resort, for resolving disputes between states that cannot agree and will not acquiesce.

If we do not make a stand, we will acquiesce to our positioning as mere spectators in the construction of our society.

And I don’t know how to solve my problem without acquiescing to values that I do not hold.

The only factor preventing major incursions into treasured civil liberties is the resistance of the population at large - and, for the moment at least, the public appear to be acquiescing in the government’s plans.

In cases of this type, the customer’s failure to object to the respective entry is considered acquiescence in the charge so made.

This gives the impression that they’re active on the world stage, even as they’re quietly acquiescing in their own decline.

And so we yielded, acquiesced to that, and we hope that it’s going to be done as soon as possible.

The government we chose hoping for alternative policies is instead acquiescing to worldwide agreements which deregulate and privatise on an international scale, ruling out new economic directions for all of us.

What is much more alarming is the apparent acquiescence - even complicity - of the nation in its own enslavement.

Then folding the map away, he instructed her to start driving again and Andrea reluctantly acquiesced.

Curious but respectful, Cathena acquiesces to the request.

Marcus acquiesces, and agrees to leave with MacCaskill.

Reluctant at first, he eventually acquiesced and has since taken the club from a lowly 20th to one of the four play-off spots.

Her mental maturity takes her from blind submission to condescending acquiescence.

Most ideologues, however, have grown accustomed in recent years to acquiescing in the decisions of the country’s collective leadership.

Overall, European acquiescence in the campaign can be taken for granted.

The police reluctantly acquiesced to the proposals given no alternatives were offered.

But recently they seem to be acquiescing to American demands.

Are they silently acquiescing to the policies of a government that is as mean as Scrooge?

Whatever Don’s initial reluctance, he acquiesces to Winston’s prodding because he is, actually, looking for something, even if he doesn’t know what that something is.

Nothing less than complete acquiescence is acceptable within this church of political correctness.

And who are the cheerful white-clad staff, calling us by our first names and acquiescing to our every whim, if not surrogate parents?