- simple past tense and past participle of acquiesce
The definition of acquiesced means to have given in to someone or something, often reluctantly.
An example of the word acquiesced would be a situation in which a daughter begged her mother to take her to the mall and, exhausted of hearing the pleading, the mother gave in and did so.
- The divorced father acquiesced in the removal of the children.
- The UN acquiesced when the governments of Colombia, Mexico, and Central America invited the United States to send observers.
- The employees acquiesced in excessive transfers of authority.
- It was decided that the father had consented, and subsequently acquiesced, to the child remaining in England.
- When asked to centralize the love story in the script, Bukowski readily acquiesced and then hated the results.