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
But many of those relented as the number of schools where students expected to take part rose.
George Battle III The district relented only after CMS General Counsel George Battle III was contacted by a lawyer for the N.C. School Boards Association, who had been questioned as part of the Sunshine Week reporting.
Some may impose limited retaliation—that, after all, is how to treat bullies, and the threat to local manufactures will strengthen the hand of Republicans pressing Mr Trump to relent.
LaToya Foster, a spokeswoman for Bowser, said nobody in the mayor’s office had pressured Grosso to relent on holding a hearing.
But officials relented as support for her school grew.
Under Senate rules, Paul had to relent at 1 a.m. Friday, when Senate leaders won a motion to take up the bill, then ushered it toward final passage.
Rally comes too late for BSU women Senior guard Liv Roberts scored nine of Wyoming’s first 11 points and never relented as the Cowgirls defeated Boise State 66-51 on Saturday afternoon at Taco Bell Arena.
The wedge of cool, cloudy air that refused to relent this weekend may linger into the afternoon, especially near and east of Interstate 95.
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abate, de-escalate, decline, decrease, die (away or down or out), diminish, drain (away), drop (off), dwindle, ease, ebb, fall, fall away, lessen, let up, lower, moderate, pall, phase down, ratchet (down) also rachet (down) , recede, remit, shrink, subside, taper, taper off, wane;
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
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
- The wind relented by evening.
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