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Synonyms for relaxrɪˈlæks

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. relax, loosen up, unbend, unwind, decompress, slow down(verb)

    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:
    straighten, decompress, slow down, unbend, depressurise, loosen, disentangle, warm up, slacken, depressurize, unlax, unroll, limber up, loosen up, slow, decelerate, unstuff, loose, slack up, wind off, slow up, uncompress, retard, relax, slack, unwind, make relaxed, unstrain

    Antonyms:
    tense up, tense, strain

  2. relax, unbend(verb)

    make less taut

    "relax the tension on the rope"

    Synonyms:
    decompress, loosen, slack, unlax, unwind, loose, loosen up, relax, slacken, unbend, unstrain, make relaxed, straighten, slow down, slack up

    Antonyms:
    tense, strain, tense up

  3. loosen, relax, loose(verb)

    become loose or looser or less tight

    "The noose loosened"; "the rope relaxed"

    Synonyms:
    let loose, untie, liberate, decompress, slow down, unbend, unloosen, tease, loosen, undo, loosen up, unlax, tease apart, release, free, loose, slack up, unleash, unloose, relax, slack, unwind, make relaxed, unstrain, slacken

    Antonyms:
    tense up, tense, strain

  4. relax, unstrain, unlax, loosen up, unwind, make relaxed(verb)

    cause to feel relaxed

    "A hot bath always relaxes me"

    Synonyms:
    decompress, slow down, unbend, loosen, disentangle, warm up, slacken, unlax, unroll, loosen up, limber up, loose, slack up, wind off, unstuff, relax, slack, unwind, make relaxed, unstrain

    Antonyms:
    strain, tense up, tense

  5. relax, loosen up(verb)

    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:
    decompress, slow down, unbend, loosen, warm up, slacken, unlax, limber up, loosen up, unstuff, loose, slack up, relax, slack, unwind, make relaxed, unstrain

    Antonyms:
    tense, strain, tense up

  6. relax, loosen(verb)

    make less severe or strict

    "The government relaxed the curfew after most of the rebels were caught"

    Synonyms:
    untie, decompress, slow down, unbend, tease, loosen, undo, slacken, unlax, tease apart, loosen up, loose, slack up, relax, slack, unwind, make relaxed, unstrain

    Antonyms:
    tense up, tense, strain

  7. relax, loosen(verb)

    become less severe or strict

    "The rules relaxed after the new director arrived"

    Synonyms:
    untie, decompress, slow down, unbend, tease, loosen, undo, slacken, unlax, tease apart, loosen up, loose, slack up, relax, slack, unwind, make relaxed, unstrain

    Antonyms:
    tense up, tense, strain

  8. slack, slacken, slack up, relax(verb)

    make less active or fast

    "He slackened his pace as he got tired"; "Don't relax your efforts now"

    Synonyms:
    unstrain, decompress, slow down, unbend, slacken, loosen, remit, let up, unlax, slack off, abate, loosen up, slow, loose, slack up, slake, relax, slack, die away, unwind, make relaxed, slow up

    Antonyms:
    tense, tense up, strain

Wiktionary

  1. relax(verb)

    Antonyms:
    excite, stress

  2. relax(verb)

    To make something loose.

    Antonyms:
    stress, excite

  3. relax(verb)

    To become loose.

    Antonyms:
    stress, excite

  4. relax(verb)

    To make something less severe or tense.

    Antonyms:
    stress, excite

  5. relax(verb)

    To become less severe or tense.

    Antonyms:
    stress, excite

  6. relax(verb)

    To become more lenient.

    Antonyms:
    stress, excite

  7. relax(verb)

    To relieve (something) from stress.

    Antonyms:
    excite, stress

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. relax

    Synonyms:
    invigorate, recreate, refresh, relieve, repose, rest, restore

    Antonyms:
    exhaust, fag, fatigue, harass, jade, tire, wear out, weary

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. relax(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    loosen, slacken, loose

  2. relax(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    weaken, enfeeble, debilitate, enervate, unbrace, prostrate

  3. relax(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    lessen, diminish, reduce, abate, remit, mitigate

  4. relax(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    unbend, ease, divert, recreate, entertain, amuse

  5. relax(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    become lax

  6. relax(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    recreate, unbend, take recreation

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

unwind, chill, ease, quiet, soften, relaxed, calm, easy, liberalize


Translations for relax

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • استرخىArabic
  • relaxar, afluixarCatalan, Valencian
  • uvolnitCzech
  • slappe af, falde til roDanish
  • entspannen, lockernGerman
  • reposar, relajar, aflojar, relájeseSpanish
  • rauhoittua, relata, höllentää, löysentää, rentoutua, höllentyä, hölletäFinnish
  • se détendre, détendre, relâcher, détendez-vousFrench
  • relaxarGalician
  • आराम करेंHindi
  • laxigar, laxeskarIdo
  • relaxItalian
  • くつろぐ, 落ち着かせる, 緊張を解く, 落ち着く, 緩和する, 緩める, 和らげる, くつろがせる, ほっとするJapanese
  • relaxō, relaxatLatin
  • whakatakupeMāori
  • losmaken, ontspannenDutch
  • slappe avNorwegian
  • relaxar, afrouxar, soltarPortuguese
  • relaxa, destinde, desfaceRomanian
  • ослабить, расслабляться, распускаться, смягчать, смягчить, смягчиться, расслаблять, расслабить, распускать, распустить, расслабиться, ослаблять, распуститься, смягчатьсяRussian
  • koppla avSwedish

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