relent

Part of speech: verb

To soften in temper; become compassionate; yield.

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Usage examples "relent":

  1. Relent and hear us! - "The Seven Plays in English Verse", Sophocles.
  2. But I was too proud to relent so soon, and tried to keep up my rage, which all the while was cooling fast. - "Banked Fires", E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi.
  3. I will be patient, and wait till you are less cruel- till you relent towards me: for now you are to me, I may say, harsh. - "By Birth a Lady", George Manville Fenn.