Jump to navigation Jump to search
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”)
- (intransitive) To express willingness, to give permission.
- After reflecting a little bit, I've decided to consent.
- (transitive, 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
- (transitive, obsolete) To grant; to allow; to assent to.
- To agree in opinion or sentiment; to be of the same mind; to accord; to concur.
- 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), London: […] Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981, Acts 8:1:
- And Saul was consenting unto his death.
- 1655, Thomas Fuller, James Nichols, editor, The Church History of Britain, […], volume (please specify |volume=I to III), new edition, London: […] [James Nichols] for Thomas Tegg and Son, […], published 1837, OCLC 913056315:
- Flourishing many years before Wyclif, and much consenting with him in judgment.
to express willingness
- Voluntary agreement or permission.
- (obsolete) Unity or agreement of opinion, sentiment, or inclination.
- (obsolete) Advice; counsel.
- consent at OneLook Dictionary Search
- “consent” in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.