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tacit

  
  
If you refer to someone's tacit agreement or approval, you mean they are agreeing to something or approving it without actually saying so, often because they are unwilling to admit to doing so.      adj   usu ADJ n  
The question was a tacit admission that a mistake had indeed been made...     
  tacitly      adv   ADV with v  
He tacitly admitted that the government had breached regulations.     
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tact, tacitly, taciturn, tactic

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n.
hand gesture of approval
v.
register approval of or agreement with a post or poster in a on-line context by using a particular icon, usually a thumb-up
Ex.: I wish I could have upvoted a thousand times for that comment designating her as the greatest female pop singer of all time. NB also noun: an upvote.
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