A beautiful word. It means: to accept something reluctantly. To give in...and not like it.
"George didn't want to go to the mall with his wife: George hated shopping. And malls. But he acquiesced because he was about to ask permission to to on a 10 day golf binge to Scotland."
Acquiesce is not a verb I would use as a direct response copywriter but it's a word I would definitely use in serious fiction.
And no, direct response copy is not fiction.
Acquiesce has a silent 'c' which is somewhat rare. I also like the noun: acquiescence.
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