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Synonyms for free

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. free

    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.

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

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. free, free peopleadjective

    people who are free

    "the home of the free and the brave"

    free people

    at bay(p), servile(a), adscripted, conjugated, conjugate, nonsovereign, adscript, existing, paid, bound, serflike, occupied, cornered, trapped, prisonlike, slaveholding, confined, imprisoned, jailed, nonautonomous, existent, apprenticed, articled, treed, exact, unfree, fixed, entangled, indentured, captive, impede, jam, obstruct, detain, obturate, occlude, block, confine, close up

  2. freeadjective

    able to act at will; not hampered; not under compulsion or restraint

    "free enterprise"; "a free port"; "a free country"; "I have an hour free"; "free will"; "free of racism"; "feel free to stay as long as you wish"; "a free choice"

    loose, barren, gratis(p), detached, complimentary, gratuitous, costless, innocent, liberal, spare, destitute, devoid

    exact, trapped, occupied, entangled, articled, servile(a), slaveholding, cornered, indentured, paid, imprisoned, existing, conjugate, conjugated, bound, confined, captive, adscripted, unfree, nonsovereign, prisonlike, adscript, at bay(p), existent, jailed, nonautonomous, serflike, fixed, apprenticed, treed, close up, impede, jam, confine, obturate, obstruct, occlude, detain, block

  3. freeadjective

    unconstrained or not chemically bound in a molecule or not fixed and capable of relatively unrestricted motion

    "free expansion"; "free oxygen"; "a free electron"

    loose, barren, gratis(p), detached, complimentary, gratuitous, costless, innocent, liberal, spare, destitute, devoid

    trapped, jailed, imprisoned, treed, adscript, existing, at bay(p), indentured, servile(a), occupied, conjugate, entangled, prisonlike, serflike, adscripted, unfree, exact, bound, articled, confined, existent, apprenticed, conjugated, nonautonomous, cornered, slaveholding, captive, nonsovereign, paid, fixed, obturate, detain, occlude, confine, block, impede, close up, jam, obstruct

  4. complimentary, costless, free, gratis(p), gratuitousadjective

    costing nothing

    "complimentary tickets"; "free admission"

    indentured, unfree, exact, occupied, trapped, adscript, captive, cornered, adscripted, imprisoned, conjugate, jailed, existent, conjugated, serflike, articled, confined, entangled, fixed, at bay(p), slaveholding, treed, apprenticed, nonsovereign, bound, prisonlike, servile(a), paid, existing, nonautonomous, occlude, obturate, jam, obstruct, confine, close up, block, impede, detain

  5. freeadjective

    not occupied or in use

    "a free locker"; "a free lane"

    loose, barren, gratis(p), detached, complimentary, gratuitous, costless, innocent, liberal, spare, destitute, devoid

    conjugated, existing, adscripted, occupied, confined, treed, existent, nonsovereign, nonautonomous, unfree, serflike, exact, prisonlike, imprisoned, paid, adscript, at bay(p), servile(a), captive, bound, entangled, articled, jailed, trapped, apprenticed, indentured, conjugate, slaveholding, cornered, fixed, occlude, block, impede, obstruct, confine, detain, obturate, close up, jam

  6. detached, freeadjective

    not fixed in position

    "the detached shutter fell on him"; "he pulled his arm free and ran"

    degage, uninvolved, detached, separated, isolated, uncaring, gratis(p), costless, set-apart, devoid, destitute, loose, gratuitous, liberal, spare, innocent, complimentary, barren, unaffectionate

    apprenticed, existing, conjugate, at bay(p), indentured, bound, confined, trapped, exact, fixed, treed, servile(a), unfree, jailed, prisonlike, adscripted, entangled, slaveholding, nonsovereign, captive, cornered, occupied, imprisoned, articled, conjugated, serflike, existent, adscript, paid, nonautonomous, obstruct, jam, occlude, confine, block, impede, close up, obturate, detain

  7. freeadjective

    not held in servitude

    "after the Civil War he was a free man"

    loose, barren, gratis(p), detached, complimentary, gratuitous, costless, innocent, liberal, spare, destitute, devoid

    slaveholding, captive, adscript, trapped, entangled, jailed, exact, nonautonomous, occupied, bound, conjugated, conjugate, cornered, paid, at bay(p), imprisoned, serflike, fixed, servile(a), existent, unfree, treed, prisonlike, indentured, articled, apprenticed, adscripted, nonsovereign, existing, confined, impede, obturate, jam, confine, close up, block, obstruct, detain, occlude

  8. spare, freeadjective

    not taken up by scheduled activities

    "a free hour between classes"; "spare time on my hands"

    unembellished, gratis(p), surplus, supererogatory, detached, costless, scanty, complimentary, loose, unornamented, extra, devoid, plain, redundant, supernumerary, superfluous, destitute, barren, excess, spare, gratuitous, innocent, trim, bare(a), bare, liberal

    unfree, prisonlike, nonautonomous, adscripted, trapped, confined, bound, indentured, conjugated, occupied, paid, cornered, adscript, articled, conjugate, nonsovereign, existing, captive, treed, apprenticed, existent, fixed, at bay(p), servile(a), jailed, slaveholding, exact, serflike, entangled, imprisoned, detain, close up, obturate, jam, occlude, block, confine, impede, obstruct

  9. barren, destitute, devoid, free, innocentadjective

    completely wanting or lacking

    "writing barren of insight"; "young recruits destitute of experience"; "innocent of literary merit"; "the sentence was devoid of meaning"

    guiltless, gratis(p), ingenuous, innocuous, indigent, needy, impeccant, complimentary, destitute, loose, costless, liberal, stark, unacquainted(p), desolate, barren, gratuitous, clean-handed, impoverished, detached, spare, innocent(p), innocent, poverty-stricken, sinless, devoid, bleak, bare, necessitous

    at bay(p), captive, trapped, conjugated, existing, occupied, slaveholding, indentured, bound, conjugate, imprisoned, apprenticed, articled, unfree, exact, prisonlike, adscripted, serflike, cornered, servile(a), nonsovereign, treed, nonautonomous, adscript, entangled, paid, jailed, confined, existent, fixed, detain, confine, obstruct, close up, block, occlude, impede, obturate, jam

  10. free, loose, liberalverb

    not literal

    "a loose interpretation of what she had been told"; "a free translation of the poem"

    spare, bountiful, sluttish, wanton, devoid, liberal, big, at large(p), idle, costless, large-minded, bounteous, easy, promiscuous, tolerant, detached, informal, complimentary, unaffixed, handsome, open, gratis(p), bighearted, slack, innocent, on the loose(p), destitute, freehanded, gratuitous, barren, broad, openhanded, giving, light, escaped, lax, loose

    occupied, jailed, imprisoned, conjugated, trapped, entangled, nonautonomous, cornered, existing, existent, apprenticed, captive, paid, indentured, fixed, adscript, exact, conjugate, bound, treed, prisonlike, servile(a), confined, nonsovereign, serflike, at bay(p), unfree, slaveholding, adscripted, articled, obturate, detain, jam, obstruct, close up, impede, block, occlude, confine

  11. free, liberate, release, unloose, unloosen, looseverb

    grant freedom to; free from confinement

    turn, unfreeze, unloose, expel, exhaust, let loose, release, 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, relax, disengage, eject, set free, loose

    servile(a), bound, paid, existing, unfree, fixed, apprenticed, existent, exact, conjugate, imprisoned, serflike, articled, nonsovereign, entangled, adscript, slaveholding, confined, adscripted, jailed, occupied, prisonlike, conjugated, at bay(p), cornered, captive, treed, trapped, nonautonomous, indentured, jam, block, close up, obturate, detain, confine, obstruct, impede, occlude

  12. rid, free, disembarrassverb

    relieve from

    "Rid the house of pests"

    justify, unloose, relieve, unloosen, unblock, unfreeze, liberate, discharge, release, give up, loose, disembarrass, resign, relinquish, disengage, rid, exempt, absolve, dislodge

    conjugate, unfree, confined, exact, bound, jailed, slaveholding, nonautonomous, conjugated, fixed, occupied, existing, apprenticed, adscript, servile(a), captive, paid, trapped, treed, at bay(p), adscripted, articled, cornered, entangled, nonsovereign, imprisoned, prisonlike, serflike, existent, indentured, obturate, block, obstruct, impede, close up, detain, occlude, confine, jam

  13. dislodge, freeverb

    remove or force out from a position

    "The dentist dislodged the piece of food that had been stuck under my gums"; "He finally could free the legs of the earthquake victim who was buried in the rubble"

    exempt, unloose, relieve, unloosen, unblock, justify, unfreeze, liberate, discharge, release, reposition, give up, loose, disembarrass, resign, shift, relinquish, bump, disengage, rid, absolve, dislodge

    servile(a), unfree, imprisoned, apprenticed, exact, occupied, nonsovereign, conjugate, treed, nonautonomous, conjugated, indentured, serflike, confined, slaveholding, paid, articled, adscript, at bay(p), existent, entangled, cornered, jailed, fixed, captive, bound, prisonlike, trapped, adscripted, existing, obstruct, close up, impede, confine, detain, block, obturate, occlude, jam

  14. exempt, relieve, freeverb

    grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to

    "She exempted me from the exam"

    unloosen, unfreeze, unloose, ease, salvage, release, resign, save, unblock, disembarrass, rid, liberate, still, unbosom, take over, salve, allay, exempt, give up, justify, let off, absolve, palliate, excuse, relieve, assuage, relinquish, remedy, alleviate, dislodge, discharge, disengage, lighten, loose

    adscript, conjugated, servile(a), fixed, conjugate, jailed, unfree, confined, occupied, at bay(p), paid, adscripted, articled, cornered, slaveholding, bound, captive, existent, imprisoned, trapped, serflike, prisonlike, nonautonomous, exact, indentured, apprenticed, nonsovereign, existing, treed, entangled, block, jam, confine, obstruct, close up, occlude, impede, obturate, detain

  15. free, releaseverb

    make (information) available for publication

    "release the list with the names of the prisoners"

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

    adscript, conjugated, unfree, serflike, adscripted, apprenticed, bound, occupied, cornered, existent, entangled, indentured, captive, servile(a), trapped, conjugate, treed, imprisoned, confined, nonsovereign, jailed, at bay(p), existing, prisonlike, paid, articled, exact, fixed, slaveholding, nonautonomous, obturate, obstruct, confine, detain, block, occlude, impede, close up, jam

  16. free, dischargeverb

    free from obligations or duties

    unload, exhaust, unfreeze, unloose, dispatch, complete, expel, go off, assoil, release, drop off, resign, empty, unblock, liberate, relieve, fire, disembarrass, unloosen, put down, exempt, give up, relinquish, exculpate, justify, absolve, set down, clear, rid, acquit, dislodge, drop, discharge, exonerate, disengage, eject, muster out, loose

    servile(a), nonsovereign, conjugated, adscript, apprenticed, existent, captive, bound, adscripted, indentured, exact, occupied, trapped, nonautonomous, articled, slaveholding, at bay(p), conjugate, cornered, fixed, prisonlike, entangled, serflike, jailed, existing, imprisoned, unfree, paid, treed, confined, close up, confine, block, occlude, jam, detain, obstruct, impede, obturate

  17. free, disengageverb

    free or remove obstruction from

    "free a path across the cluttered floor"

    justify, unloose, relieve, unloosen, unblock, withdraw, unfreeze, liberate, discharge, release, give up, loose, disembarrass, resign, relinquish, disengage, rid, exempt, absolve, dislodge

    conjugate, adscript, trapped, imprisoned, unfree, fixed, at bay(p), conjugated, exact, paid, confined, apprenticed, bound, cornered, jailed, articled, existing, occupied, prisonlike, indentured, nonsovereign, captive, nonautonomous, existent, slaveholding, serflike, entangled, adscripted, servile(a), treed, confine, close up, jam, detain, obstruct, block, impede, obturate, occlude

  18. absolve, justify, freeverb

    let off the hook

    "I absolve you from this responsibility"

    justify, unloose, relieve, apologise, unloosen, unblock, unfreeze, liberate, rationalize, excuse, vindicate, warrant, discharge, release, give up, apologize, rationalise, loose, disembarrass, resign, dislodge, shrive, relinquish, disengage, rid, exempt, absolve

    articled, unfree, conjugate, paid, treed, adscripted, imprisoned, nonsovereign, apprenticed, conjugated, entangled, bound, fixed, occupied, exact, confined, servile(a), at bay(p), trapped, serflike, existent, prisonlike, nonautonomous, captive, cornered, jailed, adscript, existing, indentured, slaveholding, jam, close up, impede, obturate, detain, confine, obstruct, occlude, block

  19. release, relinquish, resign, free, give upverb

    part with a possession or right

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

    unloosen, unfreeze, allow, unloose, abandon, drop by the wayside, expel, vacate, cede, release, 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

    articled, adscripted, nonsovereign, serflike, captive, bound, adscript, imprisoned, slaveholding, treed, conjugated, occupied, nonautonomous, trapped, indentured, confined, existent, unfree, fixed, exact, at bay(p), entangled, prisonlike, cornered, apprenticed, conjugate, existing, jailed, paid, servile(a), jam, block, close up, obstruct, obturate, occlude, confine, detain, impede

  20. release, free, liberateverb

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

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

    treed, cornered, bound, apprenticed, serflike, conjugate, captive, prisonlike, indentured, imprisoned, unfree, adscripted, exact, trapped, conjugated, slaveholding, paid, at bay(p), occupied, fixed, confined, existent, servile(a), existing, nonautonomous, nonsovereign, adscript, entangled, articled, jailed, impede, confine, jam, obturate, block, occlude, close up, obstruct, detain

  21. unblock, unfreeze, free, releaseadverb

    make (assets) available

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

    exhaust, unfreeze, unloose, bring out, melt, release, 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, disengage, turn, issue, loose

    indentured, existing, confined, nonsovereign, existent, fixed, cornered, treed, jailed, nonautonomous, servile(a), imprisoned, trapped, conjugated, occupied, articled, adscripted, captive, exact, prisonlike, serflike, unfree, bound, entangled, paid, at bay(p), slaveholding, adscript, apprenticed, conjugate, confine, detain, obturate, close up, impede, block, obstruct, jam, occlude

  22. loose, freeadverb

    without restraint

    "cows in India are running loose"


    conjugated, conjugate, treed, occupied, trapped, indentured, serflike, jailed, confined, servile(a), existing, slaveholding, existent, nonsovereign, apprenticed, unfree, articled, cornered, bound, adscripted, paid, imprisoned, at bay(p), captive, prisonlike, entangled, nonautonomous, adscript, fixed, exact, jam, confine, obstruct, occlude, obturate, close up, detain, block, impede

Editors Contribution

  1. unimprison

    to give one freedom. to put one outside of a prison.

    the police unimprisoned the man.

    Submitted by acronimous on December 12, 2017  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. freeadjective

    independent, unrestrained, at liberty

  2. freeadjective

    released, delivered, emancipated, liberated

  3. freeadjective

    exempt, clear

  4. freeadjective

    allowed, permitted, open

  5. freeadjective

    unobstructed, unimpeded, unrestricted, open

  6. freeadjective

    frank, ingenuous, candid, artless, sincere, unreserved, frank-hearted

  7. freeadjective

    generous, liberal, bountiful, charitable, munificent, free-hearted, open-handed, not parsimonious

  8. freeadjective

    prodigal, lavish, immoderate

  9. freeadjective

    ready, eager, prompt, willing

  10. freeadjective

    10. gratuitous, spontaneous, willing

  11. freeverb

    liberate, emancipate, manumit, release, disinthral, enfranchise, deliver, set free, set at liberty

  12. freeverb

    rid, clear, disengage


  1. List of known nicknames for "Free":

    Free of 106 and park, Free from 106 & park, Antoinette Marie Wright

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. Free

    The Free, The Royal Free Hospital

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How to use free in a sentence?

  1. Isabella Appell:

    I think the biggest challenge is just getting the materials, i personally love making these masks. I would do it in my free time. I would do it all the time. But I am short on materials, so I would really appreciate any type of fabric donation or help sewing.

  2. Robert Boland:

    The athletes that are able to leave the country now are finished products, they create bidding wars among the teams. If players were free to move and play, we will probably see more ... coming into the market.

  3. Friedrich August von Hayek:

    It used to be the boast of free men that, so long as they kept within the bounds of the known law, there was no need to ask anybody's permission or to obey anybody's orders. It is doubtful whether any of us can make this claim today.

  4. Gunnar Branson:

    I hate that, but I hate the fact that I have to pay for groceries too, and I have to pay for gas, obviously, we want everything for free.

  5. New York Times:

    Free speech aside, why would anyone do something as provocative as hosting a ‘Muhammad drawing contest,’.

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