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relax

relax as in become less tense, rest, or take one's ease
  • "He relaxed in the hot tub"
  • "Let's all relax after a hard day's work"

Synonyms

  • loosen upcause to become unblocked; become less tense, less formal, or less restrained, and assume a friendlier manner; make one's body limber or suppler by stretching, as if to prepare for strenuous physical activity ; become less tense, rest, or take one's ease; cause to feel relaxed
  • unbendstraighten up or out; unfasten, as a sail, from a spar or a stay ; free from flexure; make less taut; become less tense, rest, or take one's ease; release from mental strain, tension, or formality
  • unwindreverse the winding or twisting of; separate the tangles of ; become less tense, rest, or take one's ease; cause to feel relaxed
  • decompressrestore to its uncompressed form; decrease the pressure of; become less tense, rest, or take one's ease
  • slow downlose velocity; become slow or slower; cause to proceed more slowly; reduce the speed of; become less tense, rest, or take one's ease
relax as in make less taut
  • "relax the tension on the rope"

Synonyms

  • unbendstraighten up or out; unfasten, as a sail, from a spar or a stay ; free from flexure; make less taut; become less tense, rest, or take one's ease; release from mental strain, tension, or formality
relax as in become loose or looser or less tight
  • "The noose loosened"
  • "the rope relaxed"

Synonyms

  • loosenmake loose or looser; make less severe or strict; become less severe or strict; disentangle and raise the fibers of; cause to become loose; make less dense; become loose or looser or less tight
  • loosewithout restraint; grant freedom to; turn loose or free from restraint; make loose or looser; become loose or looser or less tight; not compact or dense in structure or arrangement; (of a ball in sport) not in the possession or control of any player; not tight; not officially recognized or controlled; not literal; emptying easily or excessively; not affixed; not tense or taut; (of textures) full of small openings or gaps; lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility; not carefully arranged in a package; having escaped, especially from confinement; casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior
relax as in cause to feel relaxed
  • "A hot bath always relaxes me"

Synonyms

  • unstraincause to feel relaxed
  • unlaxcause to feel relaxed
  • loosen upcause to become unblocked; become less tense, less formal, or less restrained, and assume a friendlier manner; make one's body limber or suppler by stretching, as if to prepare for strenuous physical activity ; become less tense, rest, or take one's ease; cause to feel relaxed
  • unwindreverse the winding or twisting of; separate the tangles of ; become less tense, rest, or take one's ease; cause to feel relaxed
  • make relaxedcause to feel relaxed
relax as in become less tense, less formal, or less restrained, and assume a friendlier manner
  • "our new colleague relaxed when he saw that we were a friendly group"

Synonyms

  • loosen upcause to become unblocked; become less tense, less formal, or less restrained, and assume a friendlier manner; make one's body limber or suppler by stretching, as if to prepare for strenuous physical activity ; become less tense, rest, or take one's ease; cause to feel relaxed
relax as in make less severe or strict
  • "The government relaxed the curfew after most of the rebels were caught"

Synonyms

  • loosenmake loose or looser; make less severe or strict; become less severe or strict; disentangle and raise the fibers of; cause to become loose; make less dense; become loose or looser or less tight
relax as in become less severe or strict
  • "The rules relaxed after the new director arrived"

Synonyms

  • loosenmake loose or looser; make less severe or strict; become less severe or strict; disentangle and raise the fibers of; cause to become loose; make less dense; become loose or looser or less tight
relax as in make less active or fast
  • "He slackened his pace as he got tired"
  • "Don't relax your efforts now"

Synonyms

  • slacknot tense or taut; flowing with little speed as e.g. at the turning of the tide; lacking in rigor or strictness; dust consisting of a mixture of small coal fragments and coal dust and dirt that sifts out when coal is passed over a sieve ; a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality; a stretch of water without current or movement; a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot ; the quality of being loose (not taut); a cord or rope or cable that is hanging loosely; avoid responsibilities and work, be idle ; be inattentive to, or neglect; release tension on; make less active or fast; become slow or slower; make less active or intense ; become less in amount or intensity; cause to heat and crumble by treatment with water
  • slackenbecome slow or slower; make less active or fast; become looser or slack; make slack as by lessening tension or firmness
  • slack upmake less active or fast