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relent (verb) become less stubborn, firm, etc..

When you relent you become less firm about something than you have been. Suppose you first don't at all agree to something, but finally, after a lot of persuasion, agree to it, you relent. You don't relent if you stick to your position and refuse to change. A thing that becomes less severe relents. If heavy and continuous rain relents it becomes less heavy.

  • The father, who had been thoroughly against his daughter's marriage with the young man she loved, finally relented. He agreed to the marriage only after knowing that the young man was very rich.
  • The floods, which submerged whole villages, relented after three days, leaving behind a scene of devastation.
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