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I felt that maybe there is an alternate and concise way of saying She agreed to follow without asking questions in one(or two) word(s) ?

  • You can "agree unconditionally". – Dan Bron Jan 29 '15 at 17:07
  • 'Agreed unquestioningly'. – A E Jan 29 '15 at 17:39
  • 'Agreed faithfully' or 'as a matter of faith' – Wayfaring Stranger Jan 29 '15 at 23:59
  • accepted the instructions – Martin Krzywinski Jan 30 '15 at 0:05
  • She obeyed and followed [, goose-stepping all the way]. – Papa Poule Jan 30 '15 at 0:16
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You can consider acquiesce.

to accept, agree, or allow something to happen by staying silent or by not arguing [MW]

The verb acquiesce comes from the Latin word acquiescere, meaning “to rest.” If you “rest” or become passive in the face of something to which you object, you are giving tacit agreement, you acquiesce.

  • But you can acquiesce to something that you questioned and still don't agree with. "Go sit in the corner!" "Do I have a choice about this?" "No!" "Then I shall acquiesce to your command". Questioning is not ruled out – Jim Jan 29 '15 at 16:34
  • @Jim: Yes, I gave that detail also. But even you have a reluctance or an objection, you can still acquiesce without questioning. You stay silent. So it depends on the context. Your answer "unquestioningly" is good but I thought OP would prefer a verb. – ermanen Jan 29 '15 at 16:36
  • That is the essence of my point. How can a word that gives no information by itself on whether or not questions were asked be used (as a general term) to express the idea that no questions were asked? – Jim Jan 29 '15 at 16:39
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    In my opinion, "acquiesce" covers agreeing without questioning and without arguing. It is in the definition also. OP could give a more detailed context as well. – ermanen Jan 29 '15 at 16:49
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    This makes maximum sense to me, I am going to accept this as answer. "I asked her to not reveal our last excursion, she acquiesced." – scrapcodes Jan 30 '15 at 9:24
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She concurred.

It doesn't necessarily specify without question but is used in situations where brevity is desired to agree with a statement.

Another word is acquiesce which means agree without protest.

  • I'm giving a minus one because, as you pointed out, "concurred" doesn't necessitate that no questions are asked. However, the question here specifically asks for words meaning "without asking questions". – Jim Jan 29 '15 at 16:37
  • @Jim Considering it's often used in the context, and rarely as in the "concur, but also I have questions", I'll just leave it here anyway. – SrJoven Jan 29 '15 at 16:44
  • "At first she didn't understand his point, so she asked for clarification. Once given, she concurred". Notice that concurred only indicates agreement or acceptance, not a lack of questions. It does not even connotatively imply a lack of questions, just that agreement is present – Jim Jan 29 '15 at 16:49
  • @Jim I think the problem is in the OQ. Once agreement is reached, question time is over. – SrJoven Jan 29 '15 at 18:23
  • True, but I think without questions means none in the time between proposal of an idea and the agreement of it. At least, that's how I would read it. – Jim Jan 29 '15 at 19:03
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Unquestioningly seems to fit your request; it's one word that means exactly what you describe. In some contexts, blindly might also be appropriate.

She agreed to follow, unquestioningly.

She agreed to follow, blindly.

While neither of those words indicate the presence of agreement or acceptance on their own, they do express the lack of questions. Depending on context, you could do away with the "agree" part and say something like:

She followed unquestioningly

However, if, say, the following is yet to come and the unquestioned act is actually just the agreement, then agreed unquestioningly is about as close as it gets without introducing positive/negative connotations or without introducing the possibility for questions.

If the context is about accepting or believing something, the idiom take at face value might be appropriate, but it doesn't fit the one or two word criterion.

  • In what way does this include agreement? – SrJoven Jan 29 '15 at 16:45
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"She agreed unequivocally" is another way that you could say the same thing as the (helpful) suggestions above.

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The (dead?) metaphor rubber-stamp is often used in situations like this.

rubber-stamp (verb) [with object] Approve automatically without proper consideration: [P]arliament merely rubber-stamped the decisions of the party

{Oxford Dictionaries}

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Agreed wholeheartedly might be the word:

marked by complete earnest commitment; free from all reserve or hesitation. "gave the proposal wholehearted approval"

  • Can I point out that wholeheartedly does not indicate that no questions are asked. It indicates that complete support or favour is given. One can ask questions and get more information and then still do something wholeheartedly. "Why should I do what you ask?" "Because reasons." "Good point. I'll wholeheartedly comply." – Jim Jan 29 '15 at 15:56
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I think "she agreed doubtlessly" or "she agreed in a servile manner" fits what you are looking for.

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