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acquiesce to (something)

To yield or succumb to one's requests or demands. After a long negotiation, the company acquiesced to the union's demands. I don't want to relocate, and my husband finally acquiesced to my wishes. Yeah, I acquiesced to the kids' requests for pizza—I didn't feel like cooking anyway.
See also: acquiesce, to
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acquiesce to someone or something

to give in to someone or someone's wishes; to agree, perhaps reluctantly, to someone's ideas or requests. We are willing to acquiesce to your demands.
See also: acquiesce, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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He asked, "Why should Massachusetts acquiesce in an insidious 'Southern strategy' where civil rights are now to he bartered away on the grounds of sex rather than race?
Mueller blithely assumes that any future Iraqi aggression would be "likely to trigger a concerted multilateral military attack upon him and his regime" and thus "patently suicidal." Excuse me, but there was no multilateral response to Iraq's attack on Iran, and the world would have been all too happy to acquiesce in Kuwait's disappearance had the first President Bush not stepped in and forced the issue.
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Our guides are reluctant but acquiesce, and we set off on foot.
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The public's refusal to acquiesce in attempts to dilute the Freedom of Information Act ought to send a clear message to the Government.
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North Belfast MP Nigel Dodds said: "They [the Government] will find short shrift from us if they think they can act in this way and then just expect us to meekly acquiesce in their plans to get Sinn Fein into Government.
Vital Statistics Agency, appears to be part of a pattern in our province to acquiesce readily to the gay lobbyists' agenda.