Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: relent
IPA transcription: [ɹɪl'ɛnt]
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: yield, relent, soften
    Meaning: give in, as to influence or pressure
Usage examples
  • Not the slightest compunction has she for having caused the misery she knows of: and not a whit would she relent, if she could become aware (which she never shall) of what she made Margaret suffer.
  • "Thou shalt die," said Rhadamanthus in a loud voice; "relent, thou tiger; humble thyself, proud Nimrod; suffer and be silent, for no impossibilities are asked of thee; it is not for thee to inquire into the difficulties in this matter; smacked thou must be, pricked thou shalt see thyself, and with pinches thou must be made to howl.