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What is another word for relent?

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To give up one's resistance against an enemy or opponent
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“There was an attempt in the early weeks to paint a picture of a resilient country, unwilling to relent to the might of the coming scourge.”
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To become less harsh, severe or intense
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“With her resolve slowly fading, Elspeth bent her head on and prayed that the storm would relent.”
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To reverse one's previous action or opinion
“Although he agreed that the project was important, General Yates did not relent on his decision to cancel the contracts of the consulting scholars.”
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To show mercy on someone
“Does a lion relent, with his paw upon his prey?”
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To accede, or be persuaded, to an argument or proposal
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Put someone out of their misery
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(of a game or contest) To have failed to win
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To gradually melt, dissolve, or become fluid
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To draw to an end or close
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Make or become more tender or loving
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