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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: relent(0.01087 detik)
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English → English (WordNet)
v : give in, as to influence or pressure [syn: yield, soften]
English → English (gcide)
Relent \Re*lent"\ (r?-l?nt"), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Relented; p.
pr. & vb. n. Relenting.] [F. ralentir, fr. L. pref. re- re-
+ ad to + lentus pliant, flexible, slow. See Lithe.]
1. To become less rigid or hard; to yield; to dissolve; to
melt; to deliquesce. [Obs.]
He stirred the coals till relente gan
The wax again the fire. --Chaucer.
[Salt of tartar] placed in a cellar will . . . begin
to relent. --Boyle.
When opening buds salute the welcome day,
And earth, relenting, feels the genial ray. --Pope.
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.
Can you . . . behold
My sighs and tears, and will not once relent?
Relent \Re*lent"\, v. t.
1. To slacken; to abate. [Obs.]
And oftentimes he would relent his pace. --Spenser.
2. To soften; to dissolve. [Obs.]
3. To mollify; to cause to be less harsh or severe. [Obs.]
Relent \Re*lent"\ (r?-l?nt"), n.
Stay; stop; delay. [Obs.]
Nor rested till she came without relent
Unto the land of Amazons. --Spenser.