What are some alternative words for loosen?

Synonyms for loosen
ˈlu sən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. loosen, loose(verb)

    make loose or looser

    "loosen the tension on a rope"

    Synonyms:
    tease, release, unleash, loose, free, liberate, untie, unloose, tease apart, let loose, unloosen, relax, undo

    Antonyms:
    stiffen

  2. 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, undo, slacken, unlax, tease apart, loosen up, loose, slack up, relax, slack, unwind, make relaxed, unstrain

    Antonyms:
    stiffen

  3. relax, loosen(verb)

    become less severe or strict

    "The rules relaxed after the new director arrived"

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

    Antonyms:
    stiffen

  4. tease, tease apart, loosen(verb)

    disentangle and raise the fibers of

    "tease wool"

    Synonyms:
    bait, badger, taunt, tease, fluff, undo, loose, bug, twit, tease apart, cod, tantalize, tantalise, relax, untie, ride, rag, card, razz, beleaguer, pester, rally

    Antonyms:
    stiffen

  5. untie, undo, loosen(verb)

    cause to become loose

    "undo the shoelace"; "untie the knot"; "loosen the necktie"

    Synonyms:
    unbrace, unmake, relax, tease, loose, untie, tease apart, unwrap, unlace, undo

    Antonyms:
    stiffen

  6. loosen(verb)

    make less dense

    "loosen the soil"

    Synonyms:
    loose, relax, untie, tease apart, undo, tease

    Antonyms:
    stiffen

  7. 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, undo, loosen up, unlax, tease apart, release, free, loose, slack up, unleash, unloose, relax, slack, unwind, make relaxed, unstrain, slacken

    Antonyms:
    stiffen

Wiktionary

  1. loosen(verb)

    Antonyms:
    tighten

  2. loosen(verb)

    After the Thanksgiving meal, Bill loosened his belt.

    Antonyms:
    tighten

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. loosen(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    slacken, relax, make loose, make less tight

  2. loosen(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    release, unloose, loose, let loose

  3. loosen(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    make lax (as the bowels)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. loosen(v)

    Synonyms:
    relax

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    unscrew, slacken, loose, remove

How to pronounce loosen?

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How to say loosen in sign language?

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#148246tantalize
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#282564unmake
#321242tantalise

How to use loosen in a sentence?

  1. Phil Mickelson:

    It was the first round in four months and I'll loosen up, hopefully, the way I'm playing will show in the score. But today, it just didn't.

  2. European Economic Commissioner Pierre Moscovici:

    The Commission has but one compass, that of the growth and stability pact, and rules should be implemented, concerning Greece, we have another compass, the adoption of the memorandum of understanding and the (reform) program. Nothing should make us loosen these reforms.

  3. Peter Cecchini:

    We think there will selling of banks over the course of 2016, with corporate credit secondary market liquidity non-existent and with wage growth absent, bank lending standards are likely to tighten, not loosen.

  4. Donald Trump:

    The Fed should lower rates( there is almost no inflation) and loosen, making us competitive with other nations, and manufacturing will SOAR ! Dollar is very relative to others.

  5. Roger Federer:

    I just needed some treatment on my upper - what is it - back, neck, just needed to try to loosen it up, crack it and see if it was going to be better.


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