yield, relent, soften(verb)
give in, as to influence or pressure
Stay; stop; delay.
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.
To slacken; to abate.
To lessen, make less severe or fast.
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.
Origin: From re- + lentus.
to become less rigid or hard; to yield; to dissolve; to melt; to deliquesce
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
to slacken; to abate
to soften; to dissolve
to mollify ; to cause to be less harsh or severe
stay; stop; delay
Origin: [F. ralentir, fr. L. pref. re- re- + ad to + lentus pliant, flexible, slow. See Lithe.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rē-lent′, v.i. to slacken, to soften or grow less severe: to grow tender: to feel compassion.—adj. soft-hearted: yielding.—n. (Spens.) relenting.—adjs. Relent′ing, inclining to yield: too soft; Relent′less, without relenting: without tenderness or compassion: merciless.—adv. Relent′lessly.—ns. Relent′lessness; Relent′ment, the state of relenting: relaxation: compassion. [O. Fr. ralentir, to retard—L. relentescĕre—re-, back, lentus, pliant.]
The numerical value of relent in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of relent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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