how to pronounce relent


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relent is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of relent in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… i will not relent until we beat this …”

meanings of relent


  1. To slacken; to abate.
  2. To lessen, make less severe or intense.
  3. To become less rigid or hard; to soften; to yield, for example by dissolving or melting.
  4. To become less severe or intense; to become less hard, harsh, or cruel; to soften in temper.


  1. Stay; stop; delay.
  2. A relenting.


  1. Softhearted; yielding.

relent frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word relent occurs in english on average 0.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics relent can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that relent can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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