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as·sent

assent

 
pronunciation:
sent
parts of speech:
verb, noun
features:
Homophone Note, Word Parts
part of speech: verb
inflections: assents, assenting, assented
definition: to agree (usually followed by "to").
Her boss assented to her request for a day off.
synonyms:
agree, approve, concur, consent
antonyms:
dissent, protest
similar words:
accept, accord
 
part of speech: noun
definition: agreement, approval, or consent.
The class finally reached assent about a gift for their teacher.
synonyms:
agreement, approval, consent
antonyms:
dissent
similar words:
acceptance, accord, acknowledgment, blessing, sanction
derivations: assentive (adj.), assentingly (adv.)
Homophone Note
Are you looking for the word ascent (a climb)? Assent and ascent sound alike but have different meanings.
Word Parts  About this feature
The word assent contains the following parts:
as- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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The prefix as- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad- used before roots beginning with an "s" sound, such as "sent" and "cert." See ad-.
sens, sent1 Latin root that means to feel, to perceive