Definition of Relent
(obsolete) softhearted; yielding | (intransitive) To become less severe or intense; to become less hard, harsh, or cruel; to soften in temper; to become more mild and tender; to feel compassion. | (intransitive) To slacken; to abate. | (obsolete, transitive) To lessen, make less severe or intense. | (dated, intransitive) To become less rigid or hard; to soften; to yield; to dissolve; to melt; to deliquesce.
How to use Relent in Sentences?
- 1. It is said his piteous moans make the tiger cat relent and turn out of his way. 🔊
- 2. The boys thought he would surely relent the next day, but they did not know their man. 🔊
- 3. I thought he would really relent and say I could have it for about seventy-five a month. 🔊
- 4. Intreaty Ile urge none more then are past, And either now relent or heres my last. 🔊
- 5. I thought my father would relent and forgive us, but I fear I was too sanguine. 🔊
- 6. Did your brother relent and graciously permit Lady Leonard Alcar to encourage a national funeral? 🔊
- 7. Later, perhaps, they would relent and see something of their friends, and throw open again the gates of a beautiful place long closed to the world. 🔊
- 8. O king, O hero, do thou relent towards her that weepeth ceaselessly for that calamity and do thou give her an answer. 🔊
- 9. Meantime King Agrippa at Rome interceded with the Emperor for his people, and induced him to relent for a little. 🔊