2. Pronunciation, enunciation, or modulation of speech: The famous movie actor speaks with a French accent.
3. A hint, a touch, a detail: The room was painted white with just a slightly green accent.
The ascent to the top of the mountain was difficult for Jared, Adrian, and Javier.2. Incline, slope: The road made a sharp ascent to the top of the hill.
3. Advancement, progress: Marie's parents were amazed about her ascent from being a secretary to becoming president of the company in just five years.
Romeo was willing to assent to Juliet's request that he come again.
With the assent of the board of directors, the new board room was painted green with an accent or two of white highlighting the ascent of the ceiling to the skylight in the center.
There are some who think that assent is considered to be a bit weaker than consent; for example: "A lady may assent to a man's opening the window; however, if he makes a proposal of marriage, he must wait for her consent."
When Karen asked if she could sharpen her pencil, her teacher answered with a brief nod of assent.
The majority of people in the audience assented with the politician's views about not increasing the taxes for food products.2. Etymology: from Old French assentir, assenter; from Latin assentari; from as-, "to"; a variant of ad-, before s + sentire, "to feel, to think".