acquiesce | acquiescence | acquiescent

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go along with what somebody else wants

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acquiesce - yield

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When you ‘acquiesce’ you agree to do something even though you do not want to. Often you will do this readily, without offering any resistance or explaining what you would like to do instead. This word is therefore associated with weakness and submissiveness, which can be disastrous in a professional context.

Synonyms accede,assent
Antonyms defy,resist

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  1. After days of online threats and complaints, the newspaper acquiesced and removed the article from their website.

  2. I shouldn’t have let myself get pressurized into signing that deal. I think I will come to regret my acquiescence.

  3. Teachers here are far too acquiescent, which is why there has been a breakdown of discipline in the school.

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