An example of acquiesce is agreeing to go on vacation to the mountains when you really wanted to go to the sea.
intransitive verb-·esced′, -·esc′ing
Origin of acquiesceFrench acquiescer, to yield to from Classical Latin acquiescere from ad-, to + quiescere: see quiet
intransitive verbac·qui·esced, ac·qui·esc·ing, ac·qui·esc·es
Origin of acquiesceLatin acquiēscere ad- ad- quiēscere to rest ; see kweiə- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present acquiesces, present participle acquiescing, simple past and past participle acquiesced)
- (intransitive) To rest satisfied, or apparently satisfied, or to rest without opposition and discontent (usually implying previous opposition or discontent); to accept or consent by silence or by omitting to object; — followed by "in", sometimes also by "with" and "to".
- (intransitive) To concur upon conviction; as, to acquiesce in an opinion; to assent to; usually, to concur, not heartily but so far as to forbear opposition.
From Middle French acquiescer, from Latin acquiescere; ad + quiescere ("to be quiet"), from quies ("rest").