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re·lent

relent

 
 
pronunciation:
rih lent
part of speech: verb
inflections: relents, relenting, relented
definition: to become less harsh or less strict.
The bad weather finally relented.My father finally relented and let me go outside instead of doing my chores.
synonyms:
mellow
similar words:
loosen up, melt, soften, yield
derivations: relenting (adj.), relentingly (adv.)