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
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I know Hillary won’t relent until ISIL is destroyed. She’ll finish the job.
We are not going to relent until we bring home Americans who are unjustly detained in Iran.
And if war should prove unavoidable, America will fight with overwhelming force and we will not relent until victory is ours.
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.
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.
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