Examples of relent in a Sentence
Our application was initially refused, but the city relented in the end and the permit was issued.
They had refused to pay and relented only after being threatened with a lawsuit.
The winds would not relent.
Recent Examples of relent from the Web
Despite its desperate need for soldiers, the Confederacy did not relent from this position until a few months before Lee’s surrender.
With Petrov now removed from the negotiations, China relents, but Claire also decides to let the ship itself sink, and with it, whatever Petrov desperately wanted to save.
With the Knicks facing pressure from fans and players like LeBron James and Chris Paul, Mr. Dolan relented, inviting Mr. Oakley back to the Garden.
The president relented under pressure from the EU and the U.S. after demonstrators stormed the former Yugoslav republic’s parliament and attacked dozens of opposition figures, including Zaev, sending some to hospital.
Faced with deadline pressure, Scribner relented and included Roosevelt’s introduction in the book.
Pushed a bit more after her 6-4 7-6 (3) first-round win over Wang Qiang of China in the French Open first round, Williams relented to briefly discuss pending aunthood, which should occur sometime late in the summer.
The usher relented after realizing the Cubs catcher had requested a game of catch with Brodie, who was wearing his Louisville Slugger glove.
In the past, the FAA has relented, reinstating the service — but this time the ban looks permanent, the skycaps here fear.
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Synonym Discussion of relent
RELENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of relent for English Language Learners
: to agree to do or accept something that you have been resisting or opposing
: to become less severe, harsh, strong, determined, etc.
RELENT Defined for Kids
Definition of relent for Students
1 : to become less severe, harsh, or strict The wind relented by evening.
2 : to give in after first resisting or refusing My dad finally relented and increased my allowance.
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