中考英语词汇辨析:Assent and Accent

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Assent

 official agreement to or approval of something  同意,赞成

1. She is by common assent, the best person for the job.

大家一致同意,她是最适合这份工作的人。

2. There were murmurs of both assent and dissent from the crowd.

人群议论纷纷,赞成和反对的都有。

3. I won’t give my assent to her plan.

我不会同意她的计划。

 As an intransitive verb, it means “to agree to a request, an idea or a suggestion”  assent作不及物动词,意为”同意,赞成,认可”

1. Nobody would assent to the terms they proposed.

谁也不会同意他们所提出的条件。

2. I can never assent to such a request.

我决不会同意这种要求。

3. The teacher will never assent to our playing football in the street.

教师决不会同意我们在街上踢足球。

Accent

 a way of pronouncing the words of a language that shows which country, area or social class a person comes from 口音,腔调

1. She speaks English with a Chinese accent.

她说英语带有汉语口音。

2. She tried to reproduce his accent.

她试图模仿他的口音。

3. He has a strong American accent.

他有很重的美国口音。

【注意】

assent可以用作名词,也可用作动词,意为”同意,赞成”。常与介词to搭配使用。

(1)I fully assent to your plan.  √

(2)I fully assent your plan.    ×