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noun as in capitulation

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Democrats had been pushing for the change, and Republicans, who had been opposed, relented after Chafin’s death.

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.

Democrats initially resisted on grounds that the hearing was politically charged — and too close to the election — though they later relented.

Rudin initially relented, but eventually pulled out of the project after a long list of directors also declined.

During a stretch of big trail efforts this summer, I finally relented and felt no embarrassment—only comfort, satiation, and hydration.

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.

No relenting on the part of the Rebels, but savage, infuriate joy at the sight of the warm heart's blood of their victims!

Is there no pity, no relenting ruth, Points to the parents fondling o'er their child?

The boys came rather sheepishly to see him off; but he would make no show of relenting.

The strangest thing of all to me,” Mrs. Halliday declared, “is his relenting toward his daughter after all these years.


On this page you'll find 35 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to relenting, such as: submission, yielding, bowing, conceding, resignation, and surrender.

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