re•lentPronunciation: (ri-lent'), [key]
to soften in feeling, temper, or determination; become more mild, compassionate, or forgiving.
to become less severe; slacken: The winds relented.
to cause to soften in feeling, temper, or determination.
to cause to slacken; abate.
to abandon; relinquish.
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