Acquiescent vs Connive - What's the difference?

acquiescent | connive |


As an adjective acquiescent

is willing to acquiesce, accept or agree to something without objection, protest or resistance.

As a verb connive is

to cooperate with others secretly in order to commit a crime; to collude.

acquiescent

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • willing to acquiesce, accept or agree to something without objection, protest or resistance
  • resting satisfied or submissive; disposed tacitly to submit; assentive; as, an acquiescent policy.
  • See also

    * quiescent

    References

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    connive

    English

    Verb

    (conniv)
  • to cooperate with others secretly in order to commit a crime; to collude
  • to plot or scheme
  • to pretend to be ignorant of something in order to escape blame; to ignore a fault deliberately
  • * Jeremy Taylor
  • to connive at what it does not approve
  • * Burke
  • In many of these, the directors were heartily concurring; in most of them, they were encouraging, and sometimes commanding; in all they were conniving .
  • * Macaulay
  • The government thought it expedient, occasionally, to connive at the violation of this rule.
  • (archaic) To open and close the eyes rapidly; to wink.
  • * Spectator
  • The artist is to teach them how to nod judiciously, and to connive with either eye.
  • to be a wench
  • References

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