Word of the Day: acquiesce

Word of the Day: acquiesce

: agree, express agreement or comply


The word acquiesce has appeared in 24 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on May 12 in “Minor League Baseball’s Opposition to Overhaul Softens in Pandemic” by James Wagner:

The economic realities of the pandemic have been so dire for some team owners that the organization known as the MiLB has increasingly appeared more open to accepting a widely debated plan by Major League Baseball to overhaul the whole farm system. Unveiled in October, M.L.B. would cut a quarter of minor league teams and realign affiliations of MiLB clubs. In recent weeks, the sides have discussed M.L.B. taking over MiLB’s independent operations.

… The fact that MiLB had appeared to acquiesce to M.L.B. — weeks before the worst of the coronavirus pandemic struck — disappointed some minor league owners, particularly those at risk of losing their major league affiliation. The extended coronavirus shutdown has crippled MiLB’s economic footing and its position in negotiations with M.L.B.

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