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relent

re·lent

relent

 
 
pronunciation:
rih lent
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: relented, relenting, relents
definition 1: to become milder, more sympathetic, or more lenient.
The queen eventually relented and asked that the prisoner be released.His parents refused their permission at first, but they relented in the end.
synonyms:
ease up, mellow, mellow out, mitigate, relax, unbend
similar words:
loosen up, melt, soften, yield
definition 2: to slacken or abate, as severe weather, a fast pace, or the like.
After several hours, the storm relented.
synonyms:
abate, diminish, ease off, moderate, slack off, slacken
similar words:
dwindle, lessen, subside, temper
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derivations: relenting (adj.), relentingly (adv.)