consent to

consent to (something)

To agree to something. Do you have your permission slip? We need proof that your parents have consented to your participation in the field trip. Good luck getting her to consent to such dramatic changes to the script.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

consent to something

to agree to permit something to happen. I will not consent to your marriage. There is no need for you to consent to anything.
See also: consent, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Indeed, I had preserved the elder brother's bonds to me, to pay #500, which he offered me for my consent to marry his brother; and this, with what I had saved of the money he formerly gave me, about as much more by my husband, left me a widow with about #1200 in my pocket.
"I will not begin any future, even for you," said Maggie, tremulously, "with a deliberate consent to what ought not to have been.
"And, Sire," ended the prince, "having given my royal word that you would not refuse your consent to our marriage, I persuaded her to return with me on the Indian's horse.
"My son, not only do I gladly consent to your marriage with the Princess of Bengal, but I will hasten to pay my respects to her, and to thank her in my own person for the benefits she has conferred on you.
Paladin Energy Ltd (Paladin) also refers to its previous announcement dated 23 July 2019 regarding the launch of a consent solicitation to its Noteholders pursuant to which Paladin has sought Noteholder consent to certain waivers and releases under the terms of the Notes in order to facilitate the sale of its shares in Paladin (Africa) Limited to Lotus Resources Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of Hylea Metals Limited (ASX: HCO) (Share Sale) (Consent Solicitation).
The fuller definition provided in the new legislation includes, among other things, that "consent is a freely given agreement to sexual activity," that "consent to one ...
Physical gestures, such as trying to push the defendant away or attempting to move in a way that would require the defendant to end the penetration, may suffice, provided that these gestures reasonably communicate the withdrawal of consent to a reasonable person in the defendant's circumstances.
The author recently received a query from Dr N F Moran, Clinical Department: Obstetrics and Gynaecology, KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health, Durban, South Africa, regarding whether a parent or guardian can override an otherwise legally competent child's consent to a surgical operation, which can be answered by considering the following:
An essential component of this is ensuring that they understand what's going on (so far as possible) and that they consent to it.
This consent to treatment must be obtained even if the treatment will benefit the client.
Camps have a responsibility to empower their campers and staff to have educated and empathetic conversations about consent to continue the downward trend in sexual assault.
  The clock begins ticking for a biological parent to revoke consent to adoption of her child when the parent is provided an original or copy of the signed written consent, not when the consent is actually signed, the state Court of Appeals has ruled.
After getting the consent to take part in the study the participants were given a clear and detailed briefing about the aims and objectives of the study.