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 for acquiesce
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Acquiesce \Ac`qui*esce"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Acquiesced; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Acquiescing] [L. acquiescere; ad + quiescere
     to be quiet, fr. quies rest: cf. F. acquiescer. See Quiet.]
     1. To rest satisfied, or apparently satisfied, or to rest
        without opposition and discontent (usually implying
        previous opposition or discontent); to accept or consent
        by silence or by omitting to object; -- followed by in,
        formerly also by with and to.
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              They were compelled to acquiesce in a government
              which they did not regard as just.    --De Quincey.
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     2. To concur upon conviction; as, to acquiesce in an opinion;
        to assent to; usually, to concur, not heartily but so far
        as to forbear opposition.
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     Syn: To submit; comply; yield; assent; agree; consent;
          accede; concur; conform; accept tacitly.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  acquiesce
      v 1: to agree or express agreement; "The Maestro assented to the
           request for an encore" [syn: assent, accede,
           acquiesce] [ant: dissent]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  76 Moby Thesaurus words for "acquiesce":
     abide by, accede, accept, acclaim, accommodate, acquiesce in,
     adapt, adjust, agree, agree to, agree with, applaud, assent,
     be agreeable, be agreeable to, be dying to, be eager, be game,
     be open to, be persuaded, be ready, be spoiling for, be willing,
     bow, buy, cheer, coincide, collaborate, come around, come over,
     come round, come to, comply, comply with, concur, consent,
     cooperate, face the music, fall in with, give the nod,
     go along with, hail, hold with, in toto, incline, knock under,
     knuckle down, knuckle under, lean, live with it, look kindly upon,
     nod, nod assent, not hesitate to, not resist, obey, plunge into,
     receive, reconcile, relent, resign, submit, subscribe,
     subscribe to, succumb, swallow it, swallow the pill, take, take it,
     take kindly to, vote for, welcome, would as leave, would as lief,
     yes, yield assent
  
  

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