Synonyms of 'relent'
to change one's mind about some decisionFinally his mother relented.
She yielded to general pressure.
give in, ,
My parents gave in and let me go to the camp.
give way, ,
I knew he'd give way if I nagged enough.
The club eventually capitulated and granted equal rights to women.
They seemed to acquiesce in the decision.
change your mind, , ,
have pity, ,
show no mercy,
give no quarter,
to become milder or less severeIf the bad weather relents the game will be finished today.
The heavy snow had eased a little.
The rain had let up.
Her father fell into the sea after a massive heart attack.
Temperatures can drop to freezing at night.
He gradually relaxed his grip on the arms of the chair.
Her opponents believe that her authority has been fatally weakened.
Her grip slackened on his arm.
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in the sense of acquiesce
to agree to what someone wantsThey seemed to acquiesce in the decision.
in the sense of capitulate
to surrender under agreed conditionsThe club eventually capitulated and granted equal rights to women.
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