agree、approve、consent、acquiesce 這些詞都有「同意,答應,確認」的意思,下面學習它們的用法和區別:

1.agree:指答應,容許。

e.g. He agreed to let me go early.
他同意讓我早走。

2. approve: [official]指批准,正式通過(計劃,建議或要求)

e.g. The committee unanimously approved the plan.
委員會一致通過了計劃。

3. consent: [rather formal]指同意,批准,允許。

e.g. She finally consented to answer our question.
她最終同意回答我們的問題。

4. acquiesce:[formal] 指默然接受,默認,默許,順從。

e.g. She wants to marry a poor primary-school teacher but her parents will never acquiesce.
她想嫁一位貧窮小學教師,但她的父母永不會默許。

常用片語搭配:

1. to agree/consent to sth

2. to agree/consent to do sth

3. to be prepared/willing/unwilling/forced to agree/approve/consent/acquiesce

4. to refuse to agree/approve/consent to a request