Tacit is a pretty challenging word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of tacit, followed by 41 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - implied by or inferred from actions or statements
EXAMPLES - Tacit in a Sentence
- Most persons of ability meet in society with a kind of tacit appeal. (source)
- The following is a decisive, though what we call a tacit reference to (source)
- You should also read what a major contributor called tacit has to say here: (source)
- Collusion which is not overt, on the other hand, is known as tacit collusion. (source)
- Are they all just sitting on their hands in tacit alliance with the Jihadist ideas? (source)
- It was essentially what could best be called a tacit non-aggression pact between the two. (source)
- In his history, we can trace a kind of tacit protest against absolute despotism and feudal oppression. (source)
- Their arms folded, they stand like tiny bishops, inspecting, checking, their silence a kind of tacit approval. (source)
- A kind of tacit agreement had been achieved, with never a word said of doubt, suspicion or plain, reckless trust. (source)
- Likewise unknown is whether the US would consent to suit, or whether the ICJ would infer some kind of tacit consent. (source)
- An important objection to the idea of tacit consent is that it begs the question about how a state gets its authority. (source)
- Both Cynthia and Mr. Satterlee knew that he was there, and both, by a kind of tacit agreement, ignored the circumstance. (source)
- HOPKINS: But what about this whole kind of tacit promise to veterans that they would be supported the rest of their life? (source)
- Whilst I was thus making these laudable dispositions, and whispering to myself a kind of tacit vow of incontinency, enters (source)
- He seemed to look upon this as a kind of tacit admission of our own utter incapacity to provide for ourselves in that respect. (source)
- Act. While this year's election has been less blatantly violent than previous ones, Ncube said "a kind of tacit violence" persists. (source)
- The firm, in tacit collaboration with the other firms in the industry, has wholly sufficient power to set and maintain minimum prices. (source)
- There was a kind of tacit understanding that "the Donald" was going to do one of his famous "your fired" actions with his randy beauty queen. (source)
- The future of this place was decreed by a certain kind of tacit righteousness: how could we be destroyed if our hearts kept being the right place? (source)
- There is no other name for him, but one hears it rarely; yet the shining virtue of democratization is that it has produced a kind of tacit agreement with (source)
- A dying LBJ retired to Texas and let his hair grow long, some say in tacit allegiance to the anti-war protesters who once marched outside his White House. (source)
- Consequently, both sides have exhibited considerable restraint and have chosen to eschew horizontal escalation and not to violate certain tacit thresholds. (source)
- Locke, in part desiring to avoid these obvious difficulties or irrational and immoral failures of consent, introduced the notion of tacit consent (Locke 1990). (source)
- It is a kind of tacit acknowledgment, and we directly start speaking in French, says Vincent Rondot, 51, an archaeologist from Paris who visited Beirut in February. (source)
- And there has long been a kind of tacit understanding that NGOs would be tolerated as long as they didn't stray too far into political activism or criticizing the government. (source)
- Unless and until Congress accepts an amendment strictly forbidding all public funds (including low-income subsidies) from paying for abortions, the bill will break a tacit, decades-old understanding. (source)
- This consists of the notion of tacit consent, in which all people dwelling within the state are assumed, merely by their continued residence within its bounda - ries, to consent to the laws that have been made. (source)
- So if we're willing to go it alone, if necessary, and the military front, much as we've done in Afghanistan, I think we'll see the kind of tacit, behind-the-scenes support that we would need to get the job done. (source)
- This penchant for secrecy that produces the "over-classification" problem reveals a kind of tacit recognition on the part of official Washington that U.S. citizens would object if they knew what was really going on. (source)
- The Democratic and Republican parties both earned dubious Jefferson Muzzle Awards Tuesday for what a free-speech watchdog described as tacit compliance with restrictions on where protesters could demonstrate during ... (source)
- Trebellius, after escaping the fury of his army by flight and concealment, dishonored and abased, regained a precarious authority; and a kind of tacit compact took place, of safety to the general, and licentiousness to the army. (source)
- The Democratic and Republican parties both earned dubious Jefferson Muzzle Awards Tuesday for what a free-speech watchdog described as tacit compliance with restrictions on where protesters could demonstrate during their national conventions over the summer. (source)
- - The Democratic and Republican parties both earned dubious Jefferson Muzzle Awards Tuesday for what a free-speech watchdog described as tacit compliance with restrictions on where protesters could demonstrate during their national conventions over the summer. (source)
- -- The Democratic and Republican parties both earned dubious Jefferson Muzzle Awards Tuesday for what a free-speech watchdog described as tacit compliance with restrictions on where protesters could demonstrate during their national conventions over the summer. (source)
- (AP) - The Democratic and Republican parties both earned dubious Jefferson Muzzle Awards Tuesday for what a free-speech watchdog described as tacit compliance with restrictions on where protesters could demonstrate during their national conventions over the summer. (source)
- Mr. Gardner even holds in high regard the philosopher and scientist Michael Polanyi (1891-1976), revered in conservative intellectual circles, who explored the notion of tacit knowledge, or what Nobel economist Vernon Smith calls the difference between knowing what and knowing how. (source)
- And each one of these definitions has differed somewhat from the others, in some particular, perhaps of very small importance, such as tacit reference to some individual fact or other, which thus became especially an object of attention and was raised to the position of a general type. (source)
- I think as you see in Afghanistan as a kind of tacit support for the Taliban - I think the root of that is revolution - at the Karzai thugs who run the place, and the same was true with Fatah, so that's sort of the tragedy of the Palestinians - it's not that there are great alternatives out there. (source)
- The point of the speech was to win over majority, the mainstream communities in the Muslim world, who, while not agreeing with bin Laden - and they've shown this in 100 different ways whether in polls or in elections - are still uneasy about the fact that places them in a kind of tacit alliance with the United States. (source)
- And thus several weeks had passed, and she began to think that his silence upon the subject, notwithstanding his seeing the young French lady at breakfast every morning, amounted to a kind of tacit intimation that the sentence of banishment was not to be carried into immediate execution, but to be kept suspended over the unconscious offender. (source)
- Here one fact deserves strong stress, namely the tacit assumption of the medical consultant, based on the experience of his innumerable predecessors that the presence of a growth does not ordinarily imply any significant liability in the same individual to others of differing sorts, unless indeed his patient has tissues ultra-sensitive to initiating agents through inheritance, as in the case of those unfortunates who are albinos or who are subject to intestinal popyposis, both of which render the affected tissues abnormally susceptible to oncogenic changes. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 41 example sentences provided below is 47.0, which suggests that "tacit" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 20 synonyms for tacit.
alluded to, allusive, assumed, hinted at, implicit, implied, inarticulate, indirect, inferred, intimated, silent, suggested, undeclared, understood, unexpressed, unsaid, unspoken, unstated, unvoiced, wordless
We have 3 antonyms for tacit.
explicit, express, stated
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of tacit from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Not spoken: indicated tacit approval by smiling and winking.
- (adjective) Implied by or inferred from actions or statements: Management has given its tacit approval to the plan.
- (adjective) Law Arising by operation of the law rather than through direct expression.
- (adjective) Archaic Not speaking; silent.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Done or made in silence; implied, but not expressed; silent; as, tacit consent is consent by silence, or by not interposing an objection.
- (adjective) Not derived from formal principles of reasoning; based on induction rather than deduction.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Done or made in silence; implied, but not expressed; silent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Silent; quiescent; giving out no sound.
- (None) Silently indicated or implied; understood from conditions or circumstances; inferred or inferable; expressed otherwise than by speech; indirectly manifested or communicated; wordless.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) implied by or inferred from actions or statements