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Being in this film, then, is tacit approval of what the film is trying to say. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Both sides often come to a tacit agreement over a result. Calcio: A History of Italian Football (2006)The move has tacit support from at least one government minister. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Rights groups called it a major error of judgment that gave tacit support to the regime. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Why give tacit approval to the shabby treatment meted out to savers? Times, Sunday Times (2016)It seemed that from the top there was tacit approval of doping. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It is a retreat inward and a tacit approval of injustice in society. Christianity Today (2000)But London is providing encouragement to the fighters and tacit support for their funders. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They are the ones that are the problem, because they give tacit approval to the extremes. Times, Sunday Times (2008)His comments seem intended to lend weight to his argument that he acted with the tacit approval of bank executives, according to lawyers. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Passing over Iraq would require at least tacit agreement to the raid from Washington. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Since then the centre-right government has relied for its survival on the party's tacit support. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is hard to stay in power in Pakistan without the tacit support of the Army. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It was, and remains, a struggle to obtain at least the tacit support of the population. Dusty Warriors: Modern Soldiers at War (2006)Such co-ordination would have the tacit support of the TUC. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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British English: tacit ADJECTIVE
If you refer to someone's tacit agreement or approval, you mean they are agreeing to something or approving it without actually saying so, often because they are unwilling to admit to doing so.
The question was a tacit admission that a mistake had indeed been made.
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