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Synonyms for loosen
ˈlu sənloosen

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Wiktionary

  1. loosenverb

    Antonyms:
    tighten

  2. loosenverb

    After the Thanksgiving meal, Bill loosened his belt.

    Antonyms:
    tighten

Princeton's WordNet

  1. loosen, looseverb

    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, loosenverb

    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, loosenverb

    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, loosenverb

    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, loosenverb

    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. loosenverb

    make less dense

    "loosen the soil"

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

    Antonyms:
    stiffen

  7. loosen, relax, looseverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. loosenverb

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

  2. loosenverb

    Synonyms:
    release, unloose, loose, let loose

  3. loosenverb

    Synonyms:
    make lax (as the bowels)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. loosenverb

    Synonyms:
    relax

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "loosen":

    unscrew, slacken, loose, remove

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#148246tantalize
#154483slacken
#282564unmake
#321242tantalise

How to use loosen in a sentence?

  1. Altug Isler:

    The ban has became a serious issue for the fintech firms working in this area and they have started taking the crypto payment ban to court, i think the government will make an effort to bring regulations into the cryptocurrency market and loosen this ban.

  2. New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu:

    What we are not going to do is overly accelerate or loosen regulations just for the sake of the economy at the risk of public health.

  3. 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.Read More.

  4. Robert Jetter:

    The skin of the arms starts to loosen at around age 40 and can form a ‘batwing’ that gets progressively worse.

  5. Nie Wen:

    Given exports are unlikely to stage a comeback and a possible slowdown in the property sector, the downward pressure on China's economy is likely to continue, with fourth-quarter economic growth expected to slip to 5.9%, authorities will loosen policies, but in a more restrained way.


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