To sleep pleased or evidently satisfied or to sleep without opposition and discontent frequently implying earlier resistance or discontent to just accept or consent by silence or by omitting to object accompanied by in formerly additionally by with also to
- to agree or express agreement
- To sleep happy, or evidently happy, or to sleep without resistance and discontent (usually implying previous resistance or discontent); to simply accept or consent by silence or by omitting to object; -- followed by in, formerly also by with and.
- To concur upon belief; as, to acquiesce in an viewpoint; to assent to; typically, to concur, maybe not heartily but in terms of to forbear opposition.
The activity of consenting that's usually accompanied without any enthusiasm. Accept going quietly.
1610s, from Middle French acquiescer (16c.), from Latin acquiescere "to become quiet, remain at rest," thus "be satisfied with," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + quiescere "to become quiet," from quies (genitive quietis) "rest, quiet" (see quiet (n.)). Related: Acquiesced; acquiescing.
(v. i.) To rest satisfied, or obviously satisfied, or to sleep without opposition and discontent (usually implying past opposition or discontent); to just accept or consent by silence or by omitting to object; -- accompanied by in, previously additionally by with also to.
- (v. i.) To concur upon belief; as, to acquiesce in an impression; to assent to; often, to concur, maybe not heartily but as far as to forbear resistance.
The feeling that Austria could be compelled by imperial ordinance under paragraph 14 to acquiesce in whatever concessions the crown might make to Hungary galled Austrian public opinion and prepared it for coming changes.