Definitions for relentrɪˈlɛnt

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word relent

Princeton's WordNet

  1. yield, relent, soften(verb)

    give in, as to influence or pressure

Wiktionary

  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 Dictionary

  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.]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. President Obama:

    We are not going to relent until we bring home Americans who are unjustly detained in Iran.

  2. Rand Paul:

    And if war should prove unavoidable, America will fight with overwhelming force and we will not relent until victory is ours.

  3. President Barack Obama:

    Our coalition will not relent. Attacks on restaurants and concerts are not the new normal. They can’t beat us on the battlefield so they try to terrorize us into being afraid.

  4. President Obama:

    Our coalition will not relent, they can not beat us on battlefield, so they ’ll try to terrorize us into being afraid. … As president, I will not let that happen. I will not give into fear.


Translations for relent

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

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

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