ASSENT  贊成

SPEAK:say that one BELIEVES what ANOTHER in the PAST has SPEAK:said.
AGREE TOACCEPTAPPROVECONSENT TOACQUIESCE INCONCUR INGIVE ONE'S BLESSING TOSANCTIONENDORSECONFIRMGIVE THE GO-AHEAD TOGIVE THE NOD TOGIVE THE GREEN LIGHT TOGIVE THE OK TOOKGIVE THE THUMBS UP TOACCEDE TOAGREEMENTACCEPTANCEAPPROVALAPPROBATIONCONSENTACQUIESCENCECOMPLIANCECONCURRENCESANCTIONENDORSEMENTCONFIRMATIONPERMISSIONLEAVEBLESSINGTHE GO-AHEADTHE NODTHE GREEN LIGHTTHE OKTHE THUMBS UP
Taxonoymy

AGREE TOADMITCONSENSUS

Antonymy

DISAGREECONFLICT

See also

TRUE

Kind Of

SPEAK

Old Chinese Criteria

[[BASIC/MARGINAL]]

[[COMMON/RARE]]

[ELEVATED/INFORMAL]

[EXPLICIT/IMPLIED]

[FACTUAL/MORAL]

[MORAL/FACTUAL]

[PROSPECTIVE/RETROSPECTIVE]

1. The general word expressing approval of what has been said is rán 然 (ant. fǒu 否 "deny") which is neutral and colourless.

[FACTUAL!]; [[COMMON]]

2. Kě 可 refers to overt linguistic or covert linguistic approval of something as acceptable, and what is assented to may be an action or an opinion.

[GENERAL+]; [[CURRENT]]

3. Xǔ 許 focusses on a superior's autonomous decision to side with or admit the truth of a statement that has been made.

[LINGUISTIC], [OFFICIAL], [OVERT], [PROSPECTIVE]; [[CURRENT]]

4. Yǔn 允 refers to an emperor or very senior person agreeing or acceding to a view.

[ELEVATED], [EXPLICIT], [OFFICIAL], [PROSPECTIVE]

5. Shì 是 signifies purely intellecual assent with the content of what has been said.

[ABSTRACT], [FACTUAL]; [[CURRENT]]

6. Tóng 同 occasionally refers to assent coupled with intended practical support.

[IMPLICIT!], [SPECIALISED]; [[RARE]]

7. Yǔ 與 "side with" focusses on the social aspect of assent which involves moral and sometimes even practical support for the person with whom one agrees.

[PRACTICAL!], [SPECIALISED]

8. Shàn 善 (ant. fǒu 否 "disapprove of a judgment") typically refers to moral as well as intellectual approval with what has been said.

[MORAL!]; [[MARGINAL]], [[RARE]]

Modern Chinese Criteria

贊成 is the current word referring to assent.

贊同 is a slightly formal word referring to slightly less explicit assent.

同情 refers to intellectual agreement which is not necessarily expressed in any explicit way.

傾向 refers to agreement or assent expressed through action.

支持 refers to assent as intellectual support.

同道 refers to systematic ideologically agreed principles.

同意

同心

齊心

一條心

齊心合力

同心同德

同心協力

戮力同心

一心一德

萬眾一心

眾志成城

同仇敵愾

rough draft to BEGIN TO identify synonym group members for analysis, based on CL etc. 18.11.2003. CH /

DOEDERLEIN 1840 Lateinische Synonyme und Etymologien

ASSENT/CONCUR

assentiri is to assent from an inner conviction.

assentari is to express assent, with or without inner conviction.

DUFOUR 1910 Traite elementaire des synonymes grecques 4

RITTER 1971-2007 Historisches Woerterbuch der Philosophie 12.1457

ZUSTIMMUNG

SCHMIDT 1889 Handbuch der lateinischen und griechischen Synonymik 17

GRACE ZHANG 2010 Using Chinese Synonyms 325

GIRARD 1769 SYNONYMES FRANÇOIS, LEURS DIFFÉRENTES SIGNIFICATIONS, ET LE CHOIX QU'IL EN FAUT FAIRE Pour parler avec justesse 1.195.154

CONSENTIR.AQUIESCER.ADHERER.TOMBER D'ACCORD

Attributions by syntactic funtion

  • vtoN : 37
  • VPt(oN) : 35
  • vt(oN) : 9
  • vi(0) : 8
  • vt+prep+N : 3
  • v[adN] : 3
  • vtoN : 2
  • VPtoN : 2
  • nab : 2
  • vtoS : 1

Attributions by text

  • 春秋左傳 : 19
  • 管子 : 14
  • 韓非子 : 13
  • 史記 : 8
  • 論衡 : 5
  • 戰國策 : 4
  • 說苑 : 4
  • 法言 : 4
  • 祖堂集 : 4
  • 論語 : 3
  • 呂氏春秋 : 3
  • 賢愚經 : 3
  • 公孫龍子 : 3
  • 荀子 : 2
  • 阮籍集四卷 : 2
  • 臨濟錄 : 2
  • 韓詩外傳 : 2
  • 墨子 : 1
  • 列子 : 1
  • 禮記 : 1
  • 莊子 : 1
  • 春秋穀梁傳 : 1
  • 晏子春秋 : 1
  • 六祖壇經 : 1

Words

許諾   xǔ nuò OC: hŋaʔ naaɡ MC: hi̯ɤ nɑk 33 Attributions
  • VPt(oN)express one's agreement (to something contextually determinate) [omission of that object idiomatically obligatory, it might seem, in Warring States Chinese]
  • VPtt(oN1.)+N2promise N2 to N1
  • VPt(oN)go along with the contextually determinate suggestion N
   kě OC: khlaalʔ MC: khɑ 13 Attributions

Kě 可 refers to overt linguistic or covert linguistic approval of something as acceptable, and what is assented to may be an action or an opinion. [GENERAL+]; [[CURRENT]]

  • vt(oN)putativegive one's consent; agree
  • vtoNputativeapprove intellectually, give one's moral approval; consider as acceptable, declare acceptable
  • vtoNpassivebe assented to 可於N "be assented to by N"
   shì OC: ɡljeʔ MC: dʑiɛ 10 Attributions

Shì 是 signifies purely intellecual assent with the content of what has been said. [ABSTRACT], [FACTUAL]; [[CURRENT]]

  • vtoNputativedeclare to be right, consider as right, approve (see also APPROPRIATE)
  • vtoNreflexive.自.ownNapprove of (oneself)
   tóng OC: looŋ MC: duŋ 9 Attributions
  • v[adN]nonreferentialthose who agree; those who connive
  • vt+prep+Nbe in intellectual or emotional agreement with
  • vtoNagree with
   shàn OC: ɡjenʔ MC: dʑiɛn 9 Attributions

Shàn 善(ant. fǒu 否 "disapprove of a judgment") typically refers to moral as well as intellectual approval with what has been said. [MORAL!]; [[MARGINAL]], [[RARE]]

  • vi(0)The contextually determinate proposition is highly acceptable> Good!
  • vtoNputativeapprove
   xǔ OC: hŋaʔ MC: hi̯ɤ 9 Attributions

Xǔ 許 focusses on a superior's autonomous decision to side with or admit the truth of a statement that has been made. [LINGUISTIC], [OFFICIAL], [OVERT], [PROSPECTIVE]; [[CURRENT]]

  • vt(oN)subject=inferiorfind acceptable, declare acceptable; approve explicitly of what has been said as true, as a superior; agree to something that has been proposed to one; go along what has been said;
  • vtoNsubject=inferiorassent to (a superior)
  • vtoNsubject=superiorfind acceptable, declare acceptable; approve explicitly of what has been said as true, as a superior; agree to something that has been proposed to one; go along what has been said;
  • vtoNN=humagree with an inferior (and his suggestions)
   qǔ OC: skhoʔ MC: tshi̯o 6 Attributions
  • vtoNagree with; advocate 不取 "disagree"
  • nabsemanticpoint one should agree with
  • vtoSagree with the proposition that S
納 / 內   nà OC: nuub MC: nəp nèi OC: nuubs MC: nuo̝i 3 Attributions
  • vtoNactreceive with approval; accept (views)
   rán OC: njen MC: ȵiɛn 2 Attributions

The general word expressing approval of what has been said is rán 然 (ant. fǒu 否 "deny") which is neutral and colourless. [FACTUAL!]; [[COMMON]]

  • vtoNagree that something is the case; be ready to accept; take advice
   yù OC: k-las MC: ji̯ɤ 2 Attributions

Yù 與 "side with" focusses on the social aspect of assent which involves moral and sometimes even practical support for the person with whom one agrees. [PRACTICAL], [SPECIALISED]

  • vtoNside with, agree with; give aid to
證據   zhèng jù OC: tjɯŋs klas MC: tɕɨŋ ki̯ɤ 2 Attributions
  • VPt(oN)find the contextually determinate N sufficiently proved
  • VPtoNapprove of; give one's approval to; accept
   yòu OC: ɢʷɯs MC: ɦɨu 1 Attribution
  • vtoNexpress one's agreement with
   hé OC: ɡloob MC: ɦəp 1 Attribution
  • vt(oN)agree with the contextually determinate N
然納   rán nà OC: njen nuub MC: ȵiɛn nəp 1 Attribution
  • VPtoNdeclare to be acceptable, accept as correct
聽可   tīng kě OC: theeŋ khlaalʔ MC: theŋ khɑ 1 Attribution
  • VPt(oN)agree to the contextually determinate proposition
   yǔn OC: k-lunʔ MC: jʷin 0 Attributions

Yǔn 允 refers to an emperor or very senior person agreeing or acceding to a view. [ELEVATED], [LINGUISTIC], [OFFICIAL], [PROSPECTIVE]

       ruò OC: njaɡ MC: ȵi̯ɐk 0 Attributions
    • vtoNagree, assent to; approve
       rù OC: njub MC: ȵip 0 Attributions
    • vtoNagree with

    Existing SW for

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