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synonyms for relented

  • 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
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antonyms for relented

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  • grow
  • increase
  • worry
  • advance
  • ascend
  • continue
  • free
  • rise
  • build
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How to use relented in a sentence

But at tea-time she almost relented when she saw Teddy look into the sugar-bowl, and turn away without taking a single lump.
ST. NICHOLAS, VOL. 5, NO. 5, MARCH, 1878VARIOUS
She looked at once so fragile and so devoted that on the spur of the moment I relented, and we stayed in Venice four more days.
THE NEW MACHIAVELLIHERBERT GEORGE WELLS
My confusion was so evident that the good dean relented and confessed that he was imposing upon my ignorance.
PENELOPE'S EXPERIENCES IN SCOTLANDKATE DOUGLAS WIGGIN
Mr. Balfour, at any rate, relented from his policy of more oppression.
HOME RULEHAROLD SPENDER
Many, indeed, have already relented—but let their interceding voices be heard before it is too late.
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, NO. VII, DECEMBER 1850, VOL. IIVARIOUS
His soft heart almost relented towards the woman who had borne his rough words with so much patient kindness.
ORLEY FARMANTHONY TROLLOPE
Herkimer relented before the familiar rush of enthusiasm and questions, and the conversation began on a natural footing.
MURDER IN ANY DEGREEOWEN JOHNSON
As a further reward, too, the stern Ned so far relented as to allow him occasionally to take the reins.
MRS. VANDERSTEIN'S JEWELSMRS. CHARLES BRYCE
For a moment his heart relented, and a hot tear fell among her golden curls.
THE PORTLAND SKETCH BOOKVARIOUS
If Jack Marston had come then he would have relented; I think the marriage would have taken place.
A SHEAF OF CORNMARY E. MANN
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