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assent to

To agree to something. The union has finally assented to the new contract.
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I guess

I suppose; sure. Often used as an affirmative answer when one is not completely certain or does not want to fully commit. Bob: "You look a little down today. Everything alright?" Mary: "I guess. I've just been feeling vaguely melancholy lately." A: "It's supposed to be sunny today, right?" B: "I guess. I haven't checked the weather."
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assent to something

to agree to something. I assent to what you suggest. She will not assent to our request.
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I guess

 and I expect; I suppose; I suspect 
1. a phrase that introduces a supposition. (Frequently, in speech, suppose is reduced to 'spose, and expect and suspect are reduced to 'spect. The apostrophe is not always shown.) Bob: I guess it's going to rain. Bill: Oh, I don't know. Maybe so, maybe not. Alice: I expect you'll be wanting to leave pretty soon. John: Why? It's early yet.
2. a vague way of answering 'yes'. John: You want some more coffee? Jane: I 'spose. Alice: Ready to go? John: I spect.
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I guess (so).

 and I believe so.; I expect (so).; I suppose (so).; I suspect (so).; I think so.
a vague expression of assent. (Frequently, in speech, suppose is reduced to 'spose, and expect and suspect are reduced to 'spect. The apostrophe is not always shown.) Tom: Will it rain today? Bob: I suppose so. Sue: Happy? Bill: I 'spect. Sue: You don't sound happy. Bill: I guess not.
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assent to

v.
To agree to something: The committee assented to the proposal that they had been discussing.
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In this backdrop, it is an established fact that every policy that the state wants to pursue will have its assenters and dissenters.
Amplifying this assumption is the journalistic practice of granting both assenters and dissenters equal media time.
Under electoral rules, a candidate must be proposed, seconded and name eight "assenters".
The ad, presented by journalist Yoshiko Sakurai and political commentator Taro Yayama and listed as ''assenters'' 44 Japanese lawmakers -- 29 from the Liberal Democratic Party, 13 from the Democratic Party of Japan and two independents.
It is possible that these benefits outweigh the burdens the doctrine imposes upon such defendants.84 However, for defendants who, with the approval of counsel, prefer trial or a guilty plea ("assenters"), these benefits may be more theoretical than real, and may not outweigh the burdens imposed by the doctrine.
America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our people." (506) The coalition did garner at least tacit diplomatic acquiescence from one-fourth of the world's countries, but volitional support seems incongruent with the aid and benefits provided to assenters, the vehement popular opposition in most countries, and the fact that the U.S.