「類義語シリーズ」 r_ruigigo-a09

★ assent / agree /consent   |  総索引


【"agree":"assent"よりも具体性と積極性を持った同意。"agree to" は「事柄」に,"agree with"は「人」及び「事柄」に,"agree on"は「一般的な方針」などに同意】
【"consent":"give permission"(許可,承諾)の意味を持った,上から下への同意】

(1-1) She assented to the doctor's remark that she was very ill but she refused to be hospitalized.
(1-2) He assented to his wife's plans for vacation but he did not do anything about it.

(2-1) They agreed on an equal division of profits.
(2-2) The climate must agree with you.

(3-1) My boss consented to give me a three-day leave.
(3-2) She consented to his proposal of marriage.


The general aim of the democrat is to substitute government by general assent for government by force, but this requires a population that has undergone a certain kind of training.

And when I say that ethical maxims should have this character I am suggesting something more than a cold intellectual assent, for, so long as that is all, a maxim may have very little influence on conduct.

People may agree that others ought to provide cannon fodder, but they are not attracted by the prospect of having their own children used in this way.

For such reasons, I had come to agree with Santayana that there is no such thing as ethical knowledge.

During the summer of 1915 I wrote Principles of Social Reconstruction, or Why Men Fight as it was called in America without my consent.
[1915年の夏,私は『社会改造の原理』という書名の本を,--アメリカでは,私の同意なく 「人はなぜ戦うのか」(Why Men Fight)というタイトルに変えられた本- を執筆した。]

If you ask your boss for leave of absence from the office on some legitimate occasion, his love of power will derive more satisfaction from a refusal than from a consent.
 出典:ラッセル政治的に重要な欲求 -ノーベル文学賞受賞記念講演 1950年12月11日,ストックホルム


He assented to the request of the committee to carry out research into the problem.

The chairperson assented to the committee's proposal.
 出典:『鉄緑会 東大英単語熟語 鉄壁』p.213

I agree with your opinion about taxes.
 出典:『ジーニアス英単語2500 改訂版』p.83

I agree with you on that point.

She never consented to sell her house.

Until both sides (give) consent to the terms of the agreement, they cannot get divorced.
 出典:『鉄緑会 東大英単語熟語 鉄壁』p.182