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    a synonym for relent

    I'm looking for a good synonym for "relent" or "give in" for the following context.
    I remember when I was a child, my mom and dad had an argument almost every day. It was not too serious, but my mom was the one who always .................. .
    This word is usually used in such contexts when you mean someone wouldn't like to go on. And it doesn't necesserily mean that person who doesn't like to continue is weaker. Probably because he / she is less belligerent.

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    Re: a synonym for relent

    How about "yield"?

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    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: a synonym for relent

    Thanks, I thinlk that works.
    But isn't it a little too formal or literary?

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    Re: a synonym for relent

    You didn't stipulate the register you were looking for. 'Capitulate' might be too formal for you, too, but that could work.

    Why not stick with 'give in'? Does it have to be a single word?

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    Re: a synonym for relent

    No, not necessarily. So if your suggestion is "give in" and it's normal and natural, I'll go for it.
    Thanks.

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    Re: a synonym for relent

    I just thought of 'back down', too.

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