What are some opposite words for release?

Antonyms for release
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. release(noun)

    merchandise issued for sale or public showing (especially a record or film)

    "a new release from the London Symphony Orchestra"

    Synonyms:
    dismissal, passing, departure, firing, vent, tone ending, liberation, button, waiver, acquittance, dismission, loss, freeing, sack, press release, discharge, going, exit, sacking, spillage, expiration, spill, handout, outlet

  2. liberation, release, freeing(noun)

    the act of liberating someone or something

    Synonyms:
    dismissal, passing, departure, firing, vent, tone ending, button, waiver, acquittance, dismission, loss, freeing, sack, press release, discharge, liberation, exit, sacking, going, spillage, expiration, spill, handout, outlet

  3. release(noun)

    a process that liberates or discharges something

    "there was a sudden release of oxygen"; "the release of iodine from the thyroid gland"

    Synonyms:
    dismissal, passing, departure, firing, vent, tone ending, liberation, button, waiver, acquittance, dismission, loss, freeing, sack, press release, discharge, going, exit, sacking, spillage, expiration, spill, handout, outlet

  4. handout, press release, release(noun)

    an announcement distributed to members of the press in order to supplement or replace an oral presentation

    Synonyms:
    dismissal, passing, departure, firing, vent, tone ending, button, waiver, acquittance, dismission, loss, freeing, sack, press release, discharge, liberation, exit, sacking, going, spillage, expiration, spill, handout, outlet

  5. dismissal, dismission, discharge, firing, liberation, release, sack, sacking(noun)

    the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)

    Synonyms:
    lighting, paper bag, electric discharge, firing, outpouring, pink slip, liberation, sack, spark, judgement of dismissal, spillage, run, freeing, carrier bag, spill, kindling, sacking, electric arc, chemise, fire, emission, sacque, tone ending, poke, hammock, firing off, departure, arc, dismissal, press release, expelling, outlet, expiration, waiver, button, exit, judgment of dismissal, sac, pocket, shift, bagging, loss, inflammation, going, discharge, venting, pouch, handout, vent, dismission, acquittance, ignition, passing, sackful

  6. passing, loss, departure, exit, expiration, going, release(noun)

    euphemistic expressions for death

    "thousands mourned his passing"

    Synonyms:
    sledding, firing, overtaking, liberation, passage, dismissal, expiry, divergence, freeing, spill, difference, sacking, personnel casualty, vent, passing game, breathing out, sack, tone ending, deviation, passing play, acquittance, red, departure, press release, outlet, expiration, waiver, button, exhalation, handout, pass, exit, leaving, qualifying, loss, dismission, way out, going, discharge, red ink, issue, going away, spillage, deprivation, termination, passing

  7. acquittance, release(noun)

    a legal document evidencing the discharge of a debt or obligation

    Synonyms:
    dismissal, passing, departure, firing, vent, tone ending, button, waiver, acquittance, dismission, loss, freeing, sack, press release, discharge, liberation, exit, sacking, going, spillage, expiration, spill, handout, outlet

  8. release, button(noun)

    a device that when pressed will release part of a mechanism

    Synonyms:
    dismissal, passing, departure, firing, vent, tone ending, liberation, button, waiver, acquittance, dismission, loss, freeing, sack, press release, discharge, going, push, exit, sacking, clit, spillage, expiration, clitoris, push button, spill, handout, outlet

  9. release, outlet, vent(noun)

    activity that frees or expresses creative energy or emotion

    "she had no other outlet for her feelings"; "he gave vent to his anger"

    Synonyms:
    wall plug, firing, liberation, sack, wall socket, freeing, spill, sacking, venthole, vent, tone ending, retail store, button, vent-hole, departure, electrical outlet, press release, outlet, expiration, waiver, electric outlet, electric receptacle, blowhole, sales outlet, mercantile establishment, loss, spillage, way out, going, discharge, exit, handout, dismission, issue, acquittance, volcano, dismissal, passing

  10. spill, spillage, release(noun)

    the act of allowing a fluid to escape

    Synonyms:
    dismissal, passing, departure, firing, vent, tumble, button, waiver, spillage, dismission, tone ending, loss, freeing, sack, press release, discharge, liberation, handout, exit, sacking, expiration, going, fall, wasteweir, spill, acquittance, spillway, outlet

  11. release, waiver, discharge(noun)

    a formal written statement of relinquishment

    Synonyms:
    electric discharge, firing, outpouring, liberation, sack, spark, run, freeing, spill, sacking, electric arc, emission, tone ending, firing off, departure, venting, arc, dismissal, press release, expelling, outlet, expiration, waiver, button, loss, spillage, going, discharge, exit, handout, vent, dismission, acquittance, passing

  12. release, tone ending(verb)

    (music) the act or manner of terminating a musical phrase or tone

    Synonyms:
    dismissal, passing, departure, firing, vent, tone ending, liberation, button, waiver, acquittance, dismission, loss, freeing, sack, press release, discharge, going, exit, sacking, spillage, expiration, spill, handout, outlet

  13. let go of, let go, release, relinquish(verb)

    release, as from one's grip

    "Let go of the door handle, please!"; "relinquish your grip on the rope--you won't fall"

    Synonyms:
    turn, exhaust, quit, unloose, foreswear, unloosen, unblock, unfreeze, liberate, forego, dispense with, expel, free, discharge, secrete, waive, renounce, put out, give up, loose, let go, let go of, resign, forgo, relinquish, publish, bring out, issue, eject

  14. free, liberate, release, unloose, unloosen, loose(verb)

    grant freedom to; free from confinement

    Synonyms:
    turn, unfreeze, unloose, expel, exhaust, let loose, resign, emancipate, unblock, liberate, loosen, publish, disembarrass, unloosen, put out, let go of, exempt, give up, relinquish, justify, absolve, unleash, relieve, secrete, rid, let go, dislodge, bring out, discharge, issue, free, relax, disengage, eject, set free, loose

  15. turn, release(verb)

    let (something) fall or spill from a container

    "turn the flour onto a plate"

    Synonyms:
    bend, unfreeze, unloose, wrick, work, plow, change state, exhaust, twist, resign, rick, call on, unblock, liberate, expel, flex, move around, wrench, become, grow, unloosen, put out, sour, let go of, give up, sprain, publish, secrete, relinquish, change by reversal, let go, turn over, reverse, bring out, discharge, ferment, issue, free, deform, turn, eject, plough, loose

  16. publish, bring out, put out, issue, release(verb)

    prepare and issue for public distribution or sale

    "publish a magazine or newspaper"

    Synonyms:
    unblock, supply, turn, let go, unloose, put under, let on, bring out, unwrap, reveal, disclose, inconvenience, expose, bother, bring on, write out, give up, go forth, unveil, cut, relinquish, put out, liberate, anaesthetize, expel, publish, extend, anesthetize, stretch out, loose, unloosen, give away, get out, break, let go of, incommode, egress, retire, disoblige, trouble, set off, douse, discommode, stretch forth, divulge, make out, write, produce, anaesthetise, resign, exhaust, exsert, smother, emerge, eject, discharge, anesthetise, issue, free, print, uncover, secrete, hold out, come out, come forth, discover, unfreeze, introduce, let out

  17. exhaust, discharge, expel, eject, release(verb)

    eliminate (a substance)

    "combustion products are exhausted in the engine"; "the plant releases a gas"

    Synonyms:
    unload, exhaust, let go, eat up, muster out, dispatch, complete, expel, go off, wash up, eat, boot out, assoil, beat, tire, unloose, empty, resign, drop off, unblock, play out, put out, liberate, use up, fire, turf out, tucker out, relinquish, unloosen, squeeze out, bring out, throw out, let go of, squirt, run through, oust, exculpate, give up, chuck out, exclude, set down, clear, secrete, publish, put down, wipe out, unfreeze, acquit, kick out, drum out, rout out, turn out, force out, drop, rout, discharge, run down, exonerate, free, tucker, sap, turn, eject, consume, deplete, issue, loose

  18. secrete, release(verb)

    generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids

    "secrete digestive juices"; "release a hormone into the blood stream"

    Synonyms:
    turn, exhaust, unloose, unloosen, unblock, unfreeze, liberate, expel, free, discharge, secrete, put out, give up, loose, let go, let go of, resign, relinquish, publish, bring out, issue, eject

  19. free, release(verb)

    make (information) available for publication

    "release the list with the names of the prisoners"

    Synonyms:
    turn, justify, exhaust, unloose, relieve, unloosen, unblock, unfreeze, issue, liberate, let go, bring out, free, discharge, secrete, put out, give up, loose, disembarrass, let go of, resign, relinquish, publish, disengage, rid, exempt, expel, absolve, eject, dislodge

  20. release, relinquish, resign, free, give up(verb)

    part with a possession or right

    "I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest"; "resign a claim to the throne"

    Synonyms:
    unloosen, unfreeze, allow, unloose, abandon, drop by the wayside, expel, vacate, cede, free, resign, forgo, stop, drop out, unblock, rid, kick, exhaust, liberate, publish, surrender, disembarrass, fall by the wayside, lay off, waive, put out, reconcile, let go of, dispense with, exempt, give up, throw overboard, forfeit, justify, absolve, leave office, spare, relieve, secrete, relinquish, throw in the towel, deliver, cease, let go, renounce, dislodge, bring out, discontinue, discharge, issue, step down, chuck up the sponge, submit, disengage, turn, eject, part with, throw in, forego, quit, foreswear, loose

  21. release, free, liberate(verb)

    release (gas or energy) as a result of a chemical reaction or physical decomposition

    Synonyms:
    turn, exempt, exhaust, absolve, unloose, relieve, emancipate, unloosen, unblock, justify, unfreeze, liberate, disembarrass, disengage, bring out, free, discharge, secrete, set free, put out, give up, loose, let go, let go of, resign, relinquish, publish, expel, rid, issue, eject, dislodge

  22. unblock, unfreeze, free, release(verb)

    make (assets) available

    "release the holdings in the dictator's bank account"

    Synonyms:
    exhaust, unfreeze, unloose, bring out, melt, resign, unblock, dethaw, liberate, expel, publish, disembarrass, unloosen, put out, let go of, exempt, give up, dissolve, relinquish, thaw, justify, absolve, relieve, secrete, rid, let go, dislodge, eject, discharge, unthaw, free, disengage, turn, issue, loose

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. release

    To absolve, in the strict sense, is to set free from any bond. One may be absolved from a promise by a breach of faith on the part of one to whom the promise was made. To absolve from sins is formally to remit their condemnation and penalty, regarded as a bond upon the soul. "Almighty God ... pardoneth and absolveth all those who truly repent, and unfeignedly believe his holy Gospel." Book of Common Prayer, Declar. of Absol. To acquit of sin or crime is to free from the accusation of it, pronouncing one guiltless; the innocent are rightfully acquitted; the guilty may be mercifully absolved. Compare PARDON.

    Antonyms:
    accuse, bind, charge, compel, condemn, convict, impeach, inculpate, obligate, oblige

    Synonyms:
    absolve, acquit, clear, discharge, exculpate, exempt, exonerate, forgive, free, liberate, pardon, pardon, set free

    Preposition:
    One is absolved from (rarely of) a promise, a sin, etc.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. release(v)

    Antonyms:
    bind, constrain, confine, shackle, fetter, yoke

    Synonyms:
    free, loose, liberate, discharge, quit, acquit, exempt, extricate, disengage, indemnify

  2. release(n)

    Synonyms:
    liberation, discharge, freedom

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. release(n)

    Synonyms:
    liberation, discharge, deliverance, acquittance, extrication, exoneration, disengagement, freedom

  2. release(v)

    Synonyms:
    liberate, loose, discharge, free, acquit, extricate, disengage, relinquish, absolve, remit, relieve, exonerate, disencumber

Editors Contribution

  1. lockdown

    police reaffirm the need for the government to release the lockdown.

    Submitted by acronimous on May 5, 2020  
  2. squeeze

    Submitted by anonymous on April 19, 2020  

How to use release in a sentence?

  1. Phil Goodman:

    We’ll be looking at where mosquitoes are, and come up with some other sites of where to release them based on where people voted yes.

  2. Zhou Weibiao:

    You are eating the same amount of starch and wheat flour, so the nutritional value is the same. The key idea here is slowing down the energy release, so you use those calories over a longer period of time.

  3. Nicole Thometz:

    We have to make sure it's big enough and fat enough to release.

  4. Chief Executive Officer Jochen Tilk:

    We did withdraw and what we said in our press release two months ago is the same position we have today.

  5. North Seattle College:

    Out of respect for the families of these students, the college cannot release their names at this time.

How to pronounce release?

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How to say release in sign language?

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