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"consensus" vs "consent" Options
Mr. सिंह
Posted: Saturday, April 25, 2015 11:10:19 AM

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Hi friends,

I am doubtful about the appropriate use of consensus or consent.
So please tell me which one best suit in the following sentence.

Suppose I suggest answer of some question. And someone agree with me.
Now what he should say :

I am consensus with Mr.X.


I am in consent to Mr. X.

Please post your valuable suggestion friends.

Michal, from Poland
Posted: Saturday, April 25, 2015 11:42:04 AM
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I think that the second person can simply say: 'I agree with Mr.X', or if you have to use the word 'consensus' it could be as: 'We achieved consensus'.
Posted: Saturday, April 25, 2015 12:18:02 PM

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Consensus refers to the general agreement of a decision-making body to a course of action, usually after some discussion, but not necessarily confirmed by formal vote. Consent refers to the considered assent of a person, or of a group of persons acting in deliberate unison, to an important course of action.

More or less all the committee more or less agreed that the proposal seemed likely to accomplish the intended purpose, or at least that it would not be worth while to devote more time to refine the plan further. This consensus having been arrived at, the chairman called for the meeting to adjourn.

He proposed marriage. She consented.
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