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
Jedrzejczyk never relented, continuing to glare into Namajuna’s soul while the fighters were individually introduced to the crowd of 18,201.
Titans coach Mike Mularkey relented and allowed Mariota to play, but the quarterback was under strict orders not to run.
The president relented, and eventually returned the resignation letter to Sessions -- with a handwritten response on it.
Finally, Reid relented and brought in Terrell Owens, a move that got the Eagles to the Super Bowl, anyway, before Owens spent the next year confirming Reid’s worst fears about trying to fit such a player within a team concept.
University of Florida President Kent Fuchs rejected Spencer's plan to speak on campus last month, but relented after Spencer threatened to sue.
Spencer’s initial request to speak at the school was denied, but the university relented under the threat of legal action and allowed Spencer to rent the Phillips Center from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday.
Eventually, hedge fund officials relented and wired the $2 million to the Barclays Center.
But the Queen eventually relented, and Prince Charles, along with Diana's sisters Lady Jane Fellowes and Lady Sarah McCorquodale, accompanied her back from France on September 1, 1997.
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Synonymsblink, bow, budge, capitulate, concede, give in, knuckle under, quit, yield, submit, succumb, surrender
Related Wordsacquiesce; defer
Near Antonymscontend, fight, hold off; battle, breast, combat, confront, counter, defy, face, meet, object, oppose, repel; thwart, withstand
Synonym Discussion of relent
- yields too easily in any argument
- a repentant sinner vowing to submit to the will of God
- officials capitulated to the protesters' demands
- a stage actor succumbing to the lure of Hollywood
- finally relented and let the children stay up late
- I defer to your expertise in these matters
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