Definition of relent verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    relent

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