Definitions for relentrɪˈlɛnt

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  1. yield, relent, soften(verb)

    give in, as to influence or pressure

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. relent(Noun)

    Stay; stop; delay.

  2. relent(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.

  3. relent(Verb)

    To slacken; to abate.

  4. relent(Verb)

    To lessen, make less severe or fast.

  5. relent(Verb)

    To become less rigid or hard; to soften; to yield; to dissolve; to melt; to deliquesce.

    The solid block attracted moisture from the air and relented into a thick brown liquour.

  6. Origin: From re- + lentus.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Relent(verb)

    to become less rigid or hard; to yield; to dissolve; to melt; to deliquesce

  2. Relent(verb)

    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

  3. Relent(verb)

    to slacken; to abate

  4. Relent(verb)

    to soften; to dissolve

  5. Relent(verb)

    to mollify ; to cause to be less harsh or severe

  6. Relent(noun)

    stay; stop; delay

  7. Origin: [F. ralentir, fr. L. pref. re- re- + ad to + lentus pliant, flexible, slow. See Lithe.]


Translations for relent

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  • slitovat se, ochabnout, změknout, smilovat se, povolit, obměkčit seCzech
  • formildeDanish
  • placare, cedereItalian
  • verzachten, verblijf, oponthoud, meegeven, verslappen, oplossen, milderen, smeltenDutch
  • a se înmuiaRomanian
  • смягчатьсяRussian

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