Definition for AC-QUI-ESCE'

AC-QUI-ESCE', v.i. [acquiess'; L. acquiesco, of ad and quiesco, to be quiet; quies, rest; Fr. acquiescer.]

  1. To rest satisfied, or apparently satisfied, or to rest without opposition and discontent; usually implying previous opposition, uneasiness, or dislike, but ultimate compliance, or submission; as, to acquiesce in the dispensations of Providence.
  2. To assent to, upon conviction; as, to acquiesce in an opinion; that is, to rest satisfied of its correctness, or propriety. Acquiesced in, in a passive sense, complied with; submitted to, without opposition; as, a measure has been acquiesced in.

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