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re·lent  audio  (r-lnt) KEY 

VERB:
re·lent·ed, re·lent·ing, re·lents
VERB:
intr.
To become more lenient, compassionate, or forgiving. See Synonyms at yield.
VERB:
tr.
Obsolete
  1. To cause to slacken or abate.
  2. To cause to soften in attitude or temper.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English relenten, to melt, from Anglo-Norman relenter, from relent, damp : Latin re-, re- + Latin lentus, sticky, slow


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