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Humanity DrivenPlay
Relent often implies a change of heart due to compassion or sympathy. SlideShe relented and hugged her teary-eyed child.
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Pressure ResponsePlay
The action of relenting can occur because of external pressure or persuasion. SlideUnder community pressure, the politician relented on the harsh law.
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Gradual ChangePlay
'Relent' used to describe a situation often suggests a gradual or slow change, not sudden. SlideAfter hours of negotiation, they finally started to relent.