consent

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Etymology[edit]

Recorded in Middle English since circa 1225, borrowed from Old French consentir, from Latin cōnsentīre, present active infinitive of cōnsentiō (to feel together), itself from com- (with) + sentiō (to feel)

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  • IPA(key): /kənˈsɛnt/
  • Rhymes: -ɛnt
  • Hyphenation: con‧sent
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Verb[edit]

consent (third-person singular simple present consents, present participle consenting, simple past and past participle consented) (intransitive)

  1. To express willingness, to give permission.
    After reflecting a little bit, I've decided to consent.
  2. (medicine) To cause to sign a consent form.
    • 2002, T Usmani; KD O'Brien, HV Worthington, S Derwent, et al, “A randomized clinical trial to compare the effectiveness of canine lacebacks with reference to …”, in Journal of Orthodontics:
      When the patient was consented to enter the study and registered, a telephone call was made to research assistant
  3. (obsolete) To grant; to allow; to assent to.
  4. To agree in opinion or sentiment; to be of the same mind; to accord; to concur.

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consent (countable and uncountable, plural consents)

  1. Voluntary agreement or permission.
  2. (obsolete) Unity or agreement of opinion, sentiment, or inclination.
  3. (obsolete) Advice; counsel.

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Further reading[edit]

  • consent at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • consent in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

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consent

  1. third-person singular present indicative of consentir