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accent (AK sent") (noun)
1. A stress on a syllable to aid in the pronunciation of words; a stress, an emphasis: The word "woman" has its accent on the first syllable.
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.
ascent (uh SENT) (noun)
1. A rising or climbing; an upward movement: As a construction worker, Elmer, made a careful ascent up to the roof of the building.

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.
assent (uh SENT) (verb)
To comply or to agree to something; to consent: The workers will certainly assent to an increase in wages.

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.

assent (s) (noun), assents (pl)
An agreement, an acceptance, or an approval of a suggestion or plan; especially, after careful consideration: The assent of all the apartment residents was needed for the regulations that allowed women-only certain hours for swimming in the condominium swimming pool.

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.

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assent (uh SENT) (verb), assents; assented; assenting
1. To comply with or to agree to something; an act or gesture of agreement or permission; to concur, to accept, or to approve: All of the students and faculty members of the school assented to getting out of classes early so they could get home before the storm arrived.

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".
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