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assent to

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

To agree to something: The committee assented to the proposal that they had been discussing.
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c) The Bill shall become law if the Assembly again passes it by two-thirds majority of all its members, and the assent of the President shall not be required for that Bill to come into force.
2) Therefore, when the Canadian Parliament passed the Succession to the Throne Act, 1937 it did not merely assent to the passage of the British act.
The Canadian Parliament gave its assent for a new royal style and titles directly to the Queen solely as Queen of Canada, not as the Commonwealth's shared Queen.
The assent of the Parliament of Canada is hereby given to the omission from the Royal Style and Titles of the words 'Indiae Imperator' and 'Emperor of India"
That this is so becomes most clear when we consider not only Epictetus' relative disregard for the distinction between episteme and doxa, but also his more realistic attitude concerning the third field of study, which consists in achieving such a security in our beliefs or assents 'that even in dreams, or drunkenness, or a state of melancholy-madness, a man may not be taken unaware by the appearance of an untested impression' (3.
Epictetus' conception of the psychology of human action is strongly in line with the mainstream position on the subject that we find in early Stoic sources (1), a position that considers every human action as a sequence of three distinct mental events: an impression (phantasia), an act of assent (synkatathesis (2)) to that impression, and an impulse (horme) to act (3).
When any of these types of impression comes to mind, the agent may do one of three things: he may assent to the impression, reject it or withhold his assent, the first two alternatives being translated, when dealing with practical matters, into desire (orexis) or rejection (ekklisis):
This epistemological state of affairs, especially as it came into view in his correspondence with Froude, underlies not only the content of Newman's Essay in Aid of a Grammar of Assent, but, as I shall go on to explain, its form as well.
Assent, on the other hand, is the invert correspondent to overt categorical assertion; this is to say that assent implies "the absence of any condition or reservation of any kind, looking neither before nor behind, as resting in [itself] and being intrinsically complete" (25-26).
To use the birth control issue, I think there are a lot of Catholics who don't withhold assent, they simply ignore it.
But if in doing so, Catholics at the end of the day say: "I simply cannot internally assent to that," I would argue they have genuinely done all the church has asked of them.
c) If this article or other law requires assent to a particular term, a person or electronic agent does not manifest assent to that term unless it had an opportunity to review the term and the manifestation of assent relates specifically to the term.
c) [sic] Conduct or operations manifesting assent may be proved in any manner, including a showing that a procedure existed by which a person or an electronic agent must have engaged in the conduct or in order to proceed with the use it made of the information or informational rights.
The Gujarat Regularisation Unauthorised Development Bill, 2011: Assent given after seven months ; The Institute of Infrastructure Technology reaserch and Management Bill, 2012: Assent after eight months.
The Gujarat State School Service Commission Bill 2013: Assent after 1 year.