- 1Abandon or mitigate a harsh intention or cruel treatment: she was going to refuse his request, but relentedMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Finally relenting to Mrs Perez's request, she said, ‘Alright, I'll do it now.’
- She saw the look in Adonea's eye soften, and she finally relented.
- One driver stubbornly resists letting his girlfriend into his cancer-stricken life but finally relents and lets her do the driving.
- 1.1(Especially of bad weather) become less severe or intense: by evening the rain relentedMás ejemplos en oraciones
- One man who might catch the eye when the rain relents to allow the game to start is Dwayne Smith.
- The atmospheric storm of wind and rain relented in time for the start but Cork ran into another of Waterford's making.
- But qualifying did go ahead yesterday as the rain relented to a drizzle though the track was still soaked.
late Middle English (in the sense 'dissolve, melt'): based on Latin re- 'back' + lentare 'to bend' (from lentus 'flexible').