Pronunciation: (ri-lent'), [key]
1. to soften in feeling, temper, or determination; become more mild, compassionate, or forgiving.
2. to become less severe; slacken: The winds relented.
1. Obs.to cause to soften in feeling, temper, or determination.
2. Obs.to cause to slacken; abate.
3. Obs.to abandon; relinquish.
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