verb as in pity
verb as in relent
With discarded rifles and bombs lying about a trench, it is difficult to give quarter.
And the men swore a great oath, and kept it, never to give quarter to a Norman, as long as there was one left on English ground.
I know very well that my colored regiments at Memphis, officers and men, will never give quarter.
It appears to have been a maxim in these wars never to give quarter to an enemy, whether resisting or submitting.
He must give quarter, but it must be confessed that this is trying human nature rather high.
On this page you'll find 96 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to give quarter, such as: feel for, forgive, pardon, ache, comfort, and commiserate.
From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.