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synonyms for relenting

  • 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 relenting

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

Democrats had been pushing for the change, and Republicans, who had been opposed, relented after Chafin’s death.
NORTHAM CALLS FOR END TO DEATH PENALTY, ADDRESSING RACIAL INEQUITY AS LAWMAKERS RETURN TO RICHMONDGREGORY S. SCHNEIDER, LAURA VOZZELLAJANUARY 14, 2021WASHINGTON POST
It wasn’t until the race’s final months — “unwillingly and only under severe pressure” from his campaign managers, as one newspaper story put it — that he relented and installed one at his farm near Germantown.
THE STRANGE, ONE-OF-A-KIND POLITICAL CAMPAIGN THAT ALMOST LANDED WALTER JOHNSON IN CONGRESSFREDERIC J. FROMMEROCTOBER 29, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Democrats initially resisted on grounds that the hearing was politically charged — and too close to the election — though they later relented.
FACEBOOK, GOOGLE, TWITTER CEOS CLASH WITH CONGRESS IN PRE-ELECTION SHOWDOWNTONY ROMM, RACHEL LERMAN, CAT ZAKRZEWSKI, HEATHER KELLY, ELIZABETH DWOSKINOCTOBER 28, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Rudin initially relented, but eventually pulled out of the project after a long list of directors also declined.
RUPERT EVERETT REMINDS US HOMOPHOBIA PERSISTS IN HOLLYWOODJOHN PAUL KINGOCTOBER 10, 2020WASHINGTON BLADE
During a stretch of big trail efforts this summer, I finally relented and felt no embarrassment—only comfort, satiation, and hydration.
THE GEAR OUR EDITORS LOVED IN SEPTEMBERTHE EDITORSOCTOBER 4, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
For an instant she stood and looked at her husband, in what might have been relenting or anticipation of the road she had to take.
COUNTRY NEIGHBORSALICE BROWN
No relenting on the part of the Rebels, but savage, infuriate joy at the sight of the warm heart's blood of their victims!
THE BOYS OF '61CHARLES CARLETON COFFIN.
Is there no pity, no relenting ruth, Points to the parents fondling o'er their child?
THE ONTARIO READERS: THE HIGH SCHOOL READER, 1886MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
The boys came rather sheepishly to see him off; but he would make no show of relenting.
MARK TWAIN, A BIOGRAPHY, 1835-1910, COMPLETEALBERT BIGELOW PAINE
The strangest thing of all to me,” Mrs. Halliday declared, “is his relenting toward his daughter after all these years.
A BOOKFUL OF GIRLSANNA FULLER
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WORDS RELATED TO RELENTING

  • accedence
  • bowing
  • buckling
  • conceding
  • giving up
  • relenting
  • resignation
  • submission
  • succumbing
  • surrender
  • yielding
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