Synonyms for relent

Grammar : Verb
Spell : ri-lent
Phonetic Transcription : rɪˈlɛnt

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Définition of relent

Origin :
  • late 14c., "to melt, soften, dissolve," from re- + Latin lentus "slow, viscous, supple" (see lithe), perhaps on model of Old French rallentir. Sense of "become less harsh or cruel" first recorded 1520s. The notion probably is of a hard heart melting with pity. Related: Relented; relenting.
  • verb die down; let up
Example sentences :
  • Wanhope had the effect of appealing to Minver, but the painter would not relent.
  • Extract from : « Questionable Shapes » by William Dean Howells
  • Your mother is of opinion, you say, that at last my friends will relent.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • That it could soften or relent, appeared next to impossible.
  • Extract from : « Little Dorrit » by Charles Dickens
  • We shrink not from death, nor relent before any of thy gods.
  • Extract from : « The Aeneid of Virgil » by Virgil
  • If he were to relent and give up his scruples would you marry him?
  • Extract from : « The Tragic Muse » by Henry James
  • Surely, he will relent now and let the poor lad come hither?
  • Extract from : « Stories By English Authors: Germany » by Various
  • He was an old fool, Ernest,” said I, “and you should not relent towards him.
  • Extract from : « The Way of All Flesh » by Samuel Butler
  • "Al-f-u-r-d's" sorrow so touched the mother that she began to relent.
  • Extract from : « Watch Yourself Go By » by Al. G. Field
  • You know that I am not one to relent, once I have set my course.
  • Extract from : « The Last Woman » by Ross Beeckman
  • The large eyes filled with tears, but she made no motion to relent.
  • Extract from : « Floyd Grandon's Honor » by Amanda Minnie Douglas

Antonyms for relent

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