Definition of Relent. Meaning of Relent. Synonyms of Relent
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Definition of Relent
RelentRelent Re*lent" (r?-l?nt"), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Relented; p.
pr. & vb. n. Relenting.] [F. ralentir, fr. L. pref. re- re-
+ ad to + lentus pliant, flexible, slow. See Lithe.]
1. To become less rigid or hard; to yield; to dissolve; to
melt; to deliquesce. [Obs.]
He stirred the coals till relente gan The wax again
the fire. --Chaucer.
[Salt of tartar] placed in a cellar will . . . begin
to relent. --Boyle.
When opening buds salute the welcome day, And earth,
relenting, feels the genial ray. --Pope.
2. To become less severe or intense; to become less hard,
harsh, cruel, or the like; to soften in temper; to become
more mild and tender; to feel compassion.
Can you . . . behold My sighs and tears, and will
not once relent? --Shak.
Relent Re*lent", v. t.
1. To slacken; to abate. [Obs.]
And oftentimes he would relent his pace. --Spenser.
2. To soften; to dissolve. [Obs.]
3. To mollify; to cause to be less harsh or severe. [Obs.]
Relent Re*lent" (r?-l?nt"), n.
Stay; stop; delay. [Obs.]
Nor rested till she came without relent Unto the land
of Amazons. --Spenser.
Meaning of Relent from wikipedia
- yield. yield
of output/function : physics/chemistry : yield
(chemistry), the amount
of product obtained
in a chemical
- at the end of an exile
of more than two years
, after which
he may have temporarily relented
to the arian
cause, or been
- 'walkman' and asked
that it be changed, but relented after being
told by junior executives
that a promotion campaign
had already begun
- however, due to popular demand
by fans, they relented
and made one more series
with only kate bell returning
in a main role.
days later relented
a bit, saying
that the theater
more cheerful, and in every
way more effective' than it had on opening night
- tanduay eventually relented
and was beaten
in game 4 a week later
when purefoods' boyet fernandez converted
a three-point shot with 0.2
- britain, but in the last year of his life he relented
and came to acknowledge
that such reform would bring benefit
to all classes
- she had, she testified, relented after physical
pressure. brownlee called
a fabrication, and suggested
that it was
- the network eventually relented
and the episode
by an audience
of some 30 million
people. ' 'don't ask, don't tell' was an early
his best asset
was his stamina, allowing
him contribute regularly
to both the attack
and defense without