Grammar Patterns

V to n

II.9 The 'agree' group

These verbs are concerned with agreeing that something can happen.
With characteristic astuteness, he spoke separately to all those involved, leading them to believe that he would soon accede to their request.
A scheme to share the costs between insurers and taxpayers had been agreed to, but Parliament had yet to approve it.
Doctors faced with an adult patient's refusal to consent to proposed treatment had to consider the true scope and basis of that refusal.
  • accede
  • acquiesce
  • agree
  • assent
  • consent
  • come around/round
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