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acquiesce (verb) to accept some thing passively (though one does not agree with it).

When you agree to do some thing though you are not sure it would yield the desired results, you acquiesce. When you are not convinced about the correctness of a plan but agree to implement it, you acquiesce. Youngsters reluctant to offend their elders might acquiesce to their suggestions. Subordinates might acquiesce to the orders of their bosses, though they feel that the consequences might be bad.

  • I acquiesced to his suggestions though I knew them to be bad, because I had no patience to argue with him, and wanted to be back home for a good sleep.
  • The old man, too weak to argue with his obstinate son, acquiesced to move to the new home which he felt was not as good as the old one.
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