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But whether it will receive assent before the upcoming general election remains to be seen. Computing (2010)The bill is still awaiting royal assent. Times, Sunday Times (2017)So the assent theory must be wrong. PLACEBO: The Belief Effect (2003)There was a murmur of assent from all the career women present. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is expected to receive royal assent by the year-end. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It has received royal assent, but cannot come into force until enabling regulations have been passed. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Perhaps that's why she has refused to give her assent to a film. Times, Sunday Times (2007)And yet all are confined to small pockets of devotion and none is able to command the assent of the nations of the world. Times, Sunday Times (2009)With just a few months before the bill receives royal assent, lobbying from all sides is in overdrive. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The script's message about the importance of scientific inquiry and common decency will be enough to command assent from audiences across the spectrum. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)The Bill received Royal assent the following year. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It was barely a year since the Bubble Act had received its royal assent. A VERY ENGLISH DECEIT: The Secret History of the South Sea Bubble and the First Great Financial Scandal (2002)We give intellectual assent to it, but if we really experience his presence, then renewal will happen. Christianity Today (2000)Yet it has been clear almost since the 2010 act received royal assent that the 2020 target would not be met. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Because royal assent for the changes was only delivered in March some companies haven't got round to doing it yet. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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British English: assent NOUN
If someone gives their assent to something that has been suggested, they formally agree to it.
He gave his assent to the proposed legislation.
British English: assent VERB
If you assent to something, you agree to it or agree with it.
I assented to the request of the publishers to write this book.
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