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verb [intransitive]     relent pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlerelenting
past tenserelented
past participlerelented
  1. 1
    to change your mind about not allowing something to happen or not letting someone do something

    My parents finally relented and let us go to the party.

  2. 2
    if rain or snow relents, it stops being so severe

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