Definition of Relent

1. Verb. Give in, as to influence or pressure. "Sam and Sue relent"

Exact synonyms: Soften, Yield
Specialized synonyms: Truckle
Antonyms: Stand



Definition of Relent

1. v. i. To become less rigid or hard; to yield; to dissolve; to melt; to deliquesce.

2. v. t. To slacken; to abate.

3. n. Stay; stop; delay.

Definition of Relent

1. Noun. Stay; stop; delay. ¹

2. Verb. To become less severe or intense; to become less hard, harsh, or cruel; to soften in temper; to become more mild and tender; to feel compassion. ¹

3. Verb. To slacken; to abate. ¹

4. Verb. (obsolete transitive) To lessen, make less severe or fast. ¹

5. Verb. (dated) To become less rigid or hard; to soften; to yield; to dissolve; to melt; to deliquesce. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Relent

1. to become less severe [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Relent

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relegate
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relent (current term)
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Literary usage of Relent

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1. The Divine Plan of the Agesby Charles Taze Russell by Charles Taze Russell (2000)
"If he relents concerning the curse of death, may he not again relent concerning the promised favor and blessing? But God leaves us in no such uncertainty. ..."

2. The Monthly Magazine by Richard Phillips (1796)
"... nc'ur relent ? < GJ to Jack Ketch, and learn his art ; 0 ! thou haft got a dainty heart ! ... faithful at my po!t ¡ Kind fir, tht-n pray relent. ..."

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