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Definition of Relent


  1. To become less rigid or hard; to yield; to dissolve; to melt; to deliquesce.
  2. To become less severe or intense; to become less hard, harsh, cruel, or the like; to soften in temper; to become more mild and tender; to feel compassion.
  3. To slacken; to abate.
  4. To soften; to dissolve.
  5. To mollify ; to cause to be less harsh or severe.
  6. Stay; stop; delay.

Relent Translations

relent in German is weich werden, mitleidig werden
relent in Swedish is mjukna