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Acquiesce

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To Acquie'sce. v.n. [acquiescer, Fr. acquiescere, Lat.] To rest in, or remain satisfied with, without opposition or discontent.

Neither a bare approbation of, nor a mere wishing, nor unactive complacency in; nor, lastly, a natural inclination to things virtuous and good, can pass before God for a man's willing of such things; and, consequently, if men, upon this account, will needs take up and acquiesce in an airy ungrounded persuasion, that they will those things which really they not will, they fall thereby into a gross and fatal delusion. South.

He hath employed his transcendent wisdom and power, that by these he might make way for his benignity, as the end wherein they ultimately acquiesce. Grew's Cosmolog. Sac. b. i.

Sources: Grew, Nehemiah (36) · South, Robert (158)

Attributes: French (385) · Latin (690) · Verb Neuter (131)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Acquiesce." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: December 12, 2013. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=13262.


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