to officially agree to a plan, request, et cetera:
The committee unanimously approved the plan.
SYNONYMS agree approve • consent • acquiesce
These words all mean to say that you will do what somebody wants or that you will allow something to happen.
agree to say that you will do what somebody wants or that you will allow something to happen: He agreed to let me go early. approve to officially agree to a plan, suggestion or request: The committee unanimously approved the plan. consent (rather formal) to agree to something or give your permission for something: She finally consented to answer our questions. acquiesce (formal) to accept something without arguing, even if you do not really agree with it: Senior government figures must have acquiesced in the cover-up.
PATTERNES AND COLLOCATIONS • to agree/consent to something • to agree/consent to do something • to be prepared/willing/unwilling/forced to agree/ approve/consent/acquiesce • to refuse to agree/approve/consent/acquiesce • to agree to/approve/consent to a request • to agree to a demand • to readily agree to/approve/consent to/acquiesce in something • to reluctantly agree to/approve/consent to/acquiesce in something