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tacit | tacitly

tacit tacitly
expressed or understood without being said directly
  • How to Memorize
    • tacit - unspoken
  • Analysis

    The adjective ‘tacit’ refers to information that is implied or inferred from actions or statements. In other words, something that is understood without having to directly say or acknowledge it. It is a formal word more commonly used in a professional context.

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  • Example(s)
    1. Changes to the new policy was a tacit acknowledgement that management had taken staff complaints seriously.

    2. It seems that there was a tacit agreement between the two major companies to lower prices and squeeze newer competitors out of the market.

    3. I can’t help but feel that Sandra has tacitly encouraged unrest within the organization through her actions.