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Definition of relent:

  1. Stay; stop; delay.
  2. To become less rigid or hard; to yield; to dissolve; to melt; to deliquesce.
  3. 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.
  4. To mollify ; to cause to be less harsh or severe.
  5. To slacken; to abate.
  6. To soften; to dissolve.

Synonyms:

give, mince, render, cushion, convert, yield, dwindle, ebb, diminish, grant, concede, soften, budge, drizzle, break, subside, study at yield, let up, give way, damp, fall away, move over, comply, give in, renounce, surrender, ease off, ease up, lash down, bear, pall, submit, strong, drop, taper, phase down, wane, rain, pour, ratchet also rachet, beat down, capitulate, weaken, drain, pay, lower, blink, revise, buckle under, snow, taper off, change your mind, succumb, slacken, die, dampen, de-escalate, bow, return, moderate, lessen, hail, shrink, cede, come down, quit, move with the times, abate, the heavens opened, move on, relax, afford, buffer, fall, decline, backpedal, ease, adapt, see reason/sense, pelt, recede, generate, knuckle under.

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