Synonyms and Antonyms of relent
- The supervisor finally relented in the face of the petition, and allowed employees to take longer lunch breaks.
say uncle, throw in the towel (also throw in the sponge)
- The fury of the storm relented, and the next day the sun finally broke through the clouds.
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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