relax

Definitions:

  • To make lax or loose.
  • To make less severe or strict.
  • To reduce in intensity; slacken.
  • To relieve from tension or strain.
  • To take one's ease; rest.
  • To become lax or loose.
  • To become less severe or strict.
  • To become less restrained or tense.
  • Relaxation.
  • Relaxed; loose.
  • To slacken; make more lax or less tense or rigid; loosen; make less close or firm: as, to <internalXref urlencoded="relax">relax</internalXref> a rope or cord; to <em>relax</em> the muscles or sinews.
  • To make less severe or rigorous; remit or abate in strictness: as, to <internalXref urlencoded="relax">relax</internalXref> a law or rule.
  • To remit or abate in respect to attention, assiduity, effort, or labor: as, to <internalXref urlencoded="relax">relax</internalXref> study; to <em>relax</em> exertions or efforts.
  • To relieve from attention or effort; afford a relaxation to; unbend: as, conversation <em>relaxes</em> the mind of the student.
  • To abate; take away.
  • To relieve from constipation; loosen; open: as, medicines <em>relax</em> the bowels.
  • To set loose or free; give up or over.
  • <strong>Synonyms</strong> To loose, unbrace, weaken, enervate, debilitate.
  • To mitigate, ease.
  • To divert, recreate.
  • To become loose, feeble, or languid.
  • To abate in severity; become more mild or less rigorous.
  • To remit in close attention; unbend.
  • Relaxation.
  • To become lax, weak, or loose.
  • To abate in severity; to become less rigorous.
  • To remit attention or effort; to become less diligent; to unbend.
  • To make lax or loose; to make less close, firm, rigid, tense, or the like; to slacken; to loosen; to open
  • To make less severe or rigorous; to abate the stringency of; to remit in respect to strenuousness, earnestness, or effort
  • Hence, to relieve from attention or effort; to ease; to recreate; to divert.
  • To relieve from constipation; to loosen; to open.
  • Relaxed; lax; hence, remiss; careless.
  • To <xref>calm down</xref>.
  • To make something <xref>loose</xref>.
  • To become <xref>loose</xref>.
  • To make something less <xref>severe</xref> or <xref>tense</xref>.
  • To become less <xref>severe</xref> or <xref>tense</xref>.
  • To make something (such as codes and regulations) more <xref>lenient</xref>.
  • To become more <xref>lenient</xref>.
  • To <xref>relieve</xref> (something) from <xref>stress</xref>.
  • make less taut
  • become less tense, rest, or take one's ease
  • cause to feel relaxed
  • make less active or fast
  • make less severe or strict
  • become less tense, less formal, or less restrained, and assume a friendlier manner
  • become less severe or strict
  • become loose or looser or less tight
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