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acquiesce in, acquiesce to, acquiesce with

The phrasal verb acquiesce in indicates passive agreement with something.

  • The CEO acquiesced in her management team’s recommendation.

Acquiesce to means to submit voluntarily to a thing, situation or condition.

  • I immediately acquiesced (or submitted) to the baby’s demands, hoping to avoid a tantrum.
  • Never acquiesce to censorship.
  • Why do people acquiesce to violence?

Avoid acquiesce with.

  • Incorrect: The union leaders acquiesced with that decision because it was the best option for their members.
  • Correct: The union leaders acquiesced in (or agreed with) that decision because it was the best option for their members.