- The definition of acquiesce means to give in or go along with something without protesting, even if you don't really want to.
An example of acquiesce is agreeing to go on vacation to the mountains when you really wanted to go to the sea.
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intransitive verb ac·qui·esced, ac·qui·esc·ing, ac·qui·esc·es
Origin: Latin acquiēscere : ad-, ad- + quiēscere, to rest; see kweiə- in Indo-European roots.Usage Note: When acquiesce takes a preposition, it is usually used with in (acquiesced in the ruling) but sometimes with to (acquiesced to her parents' wishes). Acquiesced with is obsolete.