Thesaurus.com
Thesaurus / relent
FEEDBACK

relent

See definition of relent on Dictionary.com

synonyms for relent

  • acquiesce
  • capitulate
  • cave in
  • come around
  • comply
  • ease off
  • give in
  • give up
  • let go
  • quit
  • relax
  • slacken
  • soften
  • subside
  • drop
  • ease
  • ebb
  • fall
  • fold
  • forbear
  • melt
  • moderate
  • slow
  • wane
  • weaken
  • yield
  • be merciful
  • change one's mind
  • cool it
  • cry uncle
  • die away
  • ease up on
  • give quarter
  • give some slack
  • give way
  • go along with
  • go easy on
  • have mercy
  • have pity
  • lay back
  • let it happen
  • lighten up
  • mellow out
  • say uncle
  • show mercy
See also synonyms for: relented / relenting
Meet Grammar Coach
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar Coach
Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

antonyms for relent

MOST RELEVANT
  • grow
  • increase
  • worry
  • advance
  • ascend
  • continue
  • free
  • rise
  • build
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

TRY USING relent

See how your sentence looks with different synonyms.

Characters: 0/140
QUIZ
Rule Over This Quiz On The Amendments To The Constitution
START THE QUIZ

How to use relent in a sentence

Cruz’s office declined for many hours to confirm the trip, eventually relenting when the senator decided to come home Thursday afternoon.
SEAN HANNITY’S ATTEMPT TO COVER FOR TED CRUZ GOES POORLY -- THANKS TO TED CRUZAARON BLAKEFEBRUARY 19, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Google only relented on its own threat to pull its search engine out of Australia after signing deals with the country’s major publishers that would allow it to sidestep the most stringent parts of the law.
AUSTRALIA WANTS FACEBOOK AND GOOGLE TO PAY FOR NEWS ON THEIR SITES. OTHER COUNTRIES THINK IT’S A GOOD IDEA TOOGERRIT DE VYNCKFEBRUARY 19, 2021WASHINGTON POST
A dry weekend offers relief, but cold temperatures do not relent.
UPDATED FORECAST: STEADY SLEET WANES, BUT SPOTTY MIXED PRECIPITATION POSSIBLE INTO EARLY FRIDAYDAVID STREIT, JASON SAMENOWFEBRUARY 18, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The council passed a measure that encouraged the song’s playing before sporting events, and Ehlers relented.
MAVERICKS’ MARK CUBAN ISN’T THE FIRST TO TRY TO STOP PLAYING THE NATIONAL ANTHEMMATT BONESTEELFEBRUARY 10, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Express forecastForecast in detailAn unsettled, wintry weather regime took hold in late January and shows no sign of relenting this week.
D.C.-AREA FORECAST: COLD TODAY BEFORE ANOTHER POSSIBLE WINTER STORM STARTING WEDNESDAY NIGHTJASON SAMENOWFEBRUARY 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Pultusk and Eylau bore witness to his bravery and address on the battlefield, and Napoleon began to relent.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
Anyway she has refused—and will, I fancy, never relent—to allow any extreme idea of food shortage to disturb her routine.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 152, MAY 16, 1917.VARIOUS
Fate had been fickle and cold so long; but now, when her smile was worse than a frown, she could easily relent.
A FORTUNE HUNTER; OR, THE OLD STONE CORRALJOHN DUNLOE CARTERET
But the King would neither give him release, nor relent towards the Americans.
THE LOYALISTS OF AMERICA AND THEIR TIMES, VOL. 1 OF 2EGERTON RYERSON
The idea struck me that if I were to attack Monsieur Roberge on his weak point, he might relent.
AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL REMINISCENCES WITH FAMILY LETTERS AND NOTES ON MUSICCHARLES GOUNOD
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
SEPTEMBER 19, 2021
Choose the synonym for sorry
contrite

WORDS RELATED TO RELENT

  • accept
  • acquiesce
  • be servile
  • bend
  • capitulate
  • cave
  • comply
  • defer
  • give in
  • knuckle
  • knuckle under
  • kowtow
  • relent
  • succumb
  • surrender
  • yield
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

WORD OF THE DAY

freebooternoun | [free-boo-ter ]SEE DEFINITION