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Relent

Re`lent´   Pronunciation: r?-l?nt´
v. i.1.To become less rigid or hard; to yield; to dissolve; to melt; to deliquesce.
[imp. & p. p. Relented; p. pr. & vb. n. Relenting.]
[Salt of tartar] placed in a cellar will . . . begin to relent.
- Boyle.
2.To become less severe or intense; to become less hard, harsh, cruel, or the like; to soften in temper; to become more mild and tender; to feel compassion.
Can you . . . behold
My sighs and tears, and will not once relent?
- Shak.
v. t.1.To slacken; to abate.
And oftentimes he would relent his pace.
- Spenser.
2.To soften; to dissolve.
3.To mollify ; to cause to be less harsh or severe.
n.1.Stay; stop; delay.
Verb1.relent - give in, as to influence or pressure
Synonyms: soften, yield
accede, accept, acquiesce, assent, be agreeable, be conservative, be moderate, be pacifistic, bend, capitulate, come round, comply, compromise, consent, die down, ease off, ebb, face the music, fall, forbear, forgive, give ground, give quarter, give way, go along with, have mercy upon, have pity, keep the peace, keep within bounds, keep within compass, knock under, knuckle down, knuckle under, let up, let up on, live temperately, live with it, melt, moderate, not make waves, not resist, obey, pardon, practice nonviolence, practice self-control, remit, reprieve, resign, settle down, show mercy, show pity, slacken, sober down, soften, spare, strike a balance, submit, subside, succumb, swallow it, swallow the pill, take, take in sail, take it, take pity on, thaw, unbend, wane
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relearn
Releasable
Release
released
released version
Releasee
Releasement
Releaser
releasing
releasing factor
releasing hormone
Releasor
Relegate
relegating
Relegation
-- Relent --
Relentless
relentlessly
relentlessness
Relentment
Relesse
Relessee
Relessor
Relevance
relevancy
Relevant
Relevant evidence
Relevantly
Relevation
Reliability
Reliability, Availability, Serviceability
Reliable
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