Difference between delay and relent
- cause to be slowed down or delayed
- act later than planned, scheduled, or required
- stop or halt
- slow the growth or development of
- time during which some action is awaited
- the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time
The coulpe or peccavi, is made for a very small matter — a broken glass, a torn veil, an involuntary delay of a few seconds at an office, a false note in church, etc.; this suffices, and the coulpe is made.
the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane
This is the very definition of obstructionism: To delay a foregone conclusion for the sake of a petty protest.
- give in, as to influence or pressure
The pain in his side was crushing, as if there was a steel hand in there relentlessly closing on an organ.
The snow relented and we were back to a rocky descending path.
A man might be cruel but if you show your trust he will relent.