Relent - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈlent|  American pronunciation of the word relent
Brit.  |rɪˈlɛnt|  British pronunciation of the word relent


- give in, as to influence or pressure (syn: soften, yield)


Our application was initially refused, but the city relented in the end and the permit was issued.

They had refused to pay and relented only after being threatened with a lawsuit.

The winds would not relent.

At last her father relented and came to visit her.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: relent
he/she/it: relents
present participle: relenting
past tense: relented
past participle: relented
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