Let's say my boss doesn't want to give me a day off because I have had one this week. And then he becomes kinder, and less strickt. Will it be the correct use of softened in the following sentence.
My boss didn't want me to give a day off because I have already had one this week. But then he soften and gave it to me.
If this use of the word feels unnatural, then what would be the most natural way to say that?