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acquiesce to

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.

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.
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Acquiesce are clearly a hard-working bunch, (despite always asking for payment for performances, they often don't get it) and try to get at least one gig in every weekend.
Should Britons abandon their pound, they would have to acquiesce to policies set by foreigners.
To acquiesce the vocabulary of marriage harms us and hurts our argument with straight people precisely because it is so resonant with them," Wolfson says.
Will the people of Canada meekly acquiesce in the judicial imposition of gay marriage?
to acquiesce to their demands, or knuckle under to the UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who will doubtless continue to bray about post-Saddam Iraq: "U.
Intellectual and social fashion-setters - for instance Joseph Addison and Richard Steele, the inventors of the Spectator were no longer prepared to acquiesce in old ways, and declined to be passively obedient to fearsome father figures, especially to that terrifying patriarch, the Calvinist Lord.
The cartel's agenda, minus the Madison Avenue packaging, is to condition the American people to acquiesce to (and, better still, embrace) steps leading to global government controlled by a ruling elite.
It is uncertain whether the IRS will acquiesce in this decision.
The book traces their flight to safety, and their struggle with the temptation to acquiesce and make peace with the victorious army -- a peace offered at the price of betraying their Hordanu and surrendering the Talamadh.
Bottom line: When the NFL does arrive - whether it's next week or in 2050, just as we're capturing Reggie the Alligator and getting the car-pool lane on the 405 - the league must acquiesce to us.