- 1[intransitive] to finally agree to something after refusing synonym give in “Well, just for a little while then,” she said, finally relenting.
- 2[intransitive] to become less determined, strong, etc. After two days the rain relented. The police will not relent in their fight against crime.
NAmE//rɪˈlɛnt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they relent
he / she / it relents
past simple relented
-ing form relenting