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Synonyms for free

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. free, free people(adj)

    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. free(adj)

    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. free(adj)

    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), gratuitous(adj)

    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. free(adj)

    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, free(adj)

    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. free(adj)

    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, free(adj)

    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, innocent(adj)

    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, liberal(verb)

    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, loose(verb)

    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, disembarrass(verb)

    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, free(verb)

    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, free(verb)

    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, release(verb)

    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, discharge(verb)

    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, disengage(verb)

    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, free(verb)

    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 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"

    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, liberate(verb)

    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, release(adverb)

    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, free(adverb)

    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

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.

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. free(a.)

    independent, unrestrained, at liberty

  2. free(a.)

    released, delivered, emancipated, liberated

  3. free(a.)

    exempt, clear

  4. free(a.)

    allowed, permitted, open

  5. free(a.)

    unobstructed, unimpeded, unrestricted, open

  6. free(a.)

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

  7. free(a.)

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

  8. free(a.)

    prodigal, lavish, immoderate

  9. free(a.)

    ready, eager, prompt, willing

  10. free(a.)

    10. gratuitous, spontaneous, willing

  11. free(v. a.)

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

  12. free(v. a.)

    rid, clear, disengage

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. Free

    The Free, The Royal Free Hospital

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  1. Tenant Cai Logan:

    Tenant Cai Logan told the station Tenant Cai Logan does need the helpbecause the virus has cut Tenant Cai Logan income in half. WISCONSIN PIZZA PLACE SELLING TOILET PAPER TO HELP COMMUNITY STRUCK BY SHORTAGE : ONLY FOUR PER HOUSEHOLD This is affecting everyone, and this is affecting me financially, i felt relieved, and I also felt grateful on a community level because( Zutzs) intention was to free up some money to invest back in the neighborhood during a time of economic downturn.

  2. Chatham House:

    The nuclear industry as a whole needs to develop a more robust ambition to take the initiative in cyberspace and to fund the promotion and fostering of a culture of cyber security, determining investment priorities and ensuring that sufficient and sustained funding is allocated to effective responses to the challenge. It also needs to establish an international cyber security risk management strategy and encourage the free flow of information between all stakeholders, this will require the industry to develop appropriate mechanisms and coordinated plans of action to address the technical shortfalls identified, as well as to find the right balance between regulation and personal responsibility.

  3. Robert Lighthizer:

    This is not a free trade agreement, my scope is narrow here, it is based on 301.

  4. Pamela Geller:

    This is a Muslim leader who is attacking me, insulting me, in -- in ad hominem attacks, and isn't that generous of her? the problem is that a group ... attempted to open fire on a gathering of free speech. ... No one is saying that there aren't peaceful Muslims, but there is a problem in Islam, as illustrated last night. And anyone that addresses it gets attacked in this same way.

  5. Ali Attiya al-Jubouri:

    You are free to travel there and work in trade, and we will help you by all means.

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