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Synonyms for relax
rɪˈlæksre·lax

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Wiktionary

  1. relaxverb

    Antonyms:
    stress, excite

  2. relaxverb

    Antonyms:
    stress, excite

  3. relaxverb

    Antonyms:
    stress, excite

  4. relaxverb

    Antonyms:
    excite, stress

  5. relaxverb

    Antonyms:
    stress, excite

  6. relaxverb

    Antonyms:
    stress, excite

  7. relaxverb

    Antonyms:
    excite, stress

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. relax

    Synonyms:
    invigorate, recreate, refresh, relieve, repose, rest, restore

    Antonyms:
    exhaust, fag, fatigue, harass, jade, tire, wear out, weary

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. relax

    Synonyms:
    slacken, loosen, remit, abate, mitigate, release, unbend, relent, divert, recreate, rest, enervate, unstring

    Antonyms:
    tighten, increase, intensify, stretch, bend, brace, invigorate, redouble, grow, heighten, strengthen

Princeton's WordNet

  1. relax, loosen up, unbend, unwind, decompress, slow downverb

    become less tense, rest, or take one's ease

    "He relaxed in the hot tub"; "Let's all relax after a hard day's work"

    Synonyms:
    straighten, decompress, slow down, unbend, depressurise, loosen, disentangle, warm up, slacken, depressurize, unlax, unroll, limber up, loosen up, slow, decelerate, unstuff, loose, slack up, wind off, slow up, uncompress, retard, slack, unwind, make relaxed, unstrain

    Antonyms:
    tense up, tense, strain

  2. relax, unbendverb

    make less taut

    "relax the tension on the rope"

    Synonyms:
    decompress, loosen, slack, unlax, unwind, loose, loosen up, slacken, unbend, unstrain, make relaxed, straighten, slow down, slack up

    Antonyms:
    tense, strain, tense up

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

    Antonyms:
    tense up, tense, strain

  4. relax, unstrain, unlax, loosen up, unwind, make relaxedverb

    cause to feel relaxed

    "A hot bath always relaxes me"

    Synonyms:
    decompress, slow down, unbend, loosen, disentangle, warm up, slacken, unlax, unroll, loosen up, limber up, loose, slack up, wind off, unstuff, slack, unwind, make relaxed, unstrain

    Antonyms:
    strain, tense up, tense

  5. relax, loosen upverb

    become less tense, less formal, or less restrained, and assume a friendlier manner

    "our new colleague relaxed when he saw that we were a friendly group"

    Synonyms:
    decompress, slow down, unbend, loosen, warm up, slacken, unlax, limber up, loosen up, unstuff, loose, slack up, slack, unwind, make relaxed, unstrain

    Antonyms:
    tense, strain, tense up

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

    Antonyms:
    tense up, tense, strain

  7. relax, loosenverb

    become less severe or strict

    "The rules relaxed after the new director arrived"

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

    Antonyms:
    tense up, tense, strain

  8. slack, slacken, slack up, relaxverb

    make less active or fast

    "He slackened his pace as he got tired"; "Don't relax your efforts now"

    Synonyms:
    unstrain, decompress, slow down, unbend, slacken, loosen, remit, let up, unlax, slack off, abate, loosen up, slow, loose, slack up, slake, slack, die away, unwind, make relaxed, slow up

    Antonyms:
    tense, tense up, strain

Editors Contribution

  1. stand at ease

    to stand at normal.

    parade stand at ease.

    Submitted by shivakaramdani97 on June 24, 2019  
  2. unfist

    to unclench hands which had been fisted in readiness for punching someone.

    i unfisted my hands and slapped him this time.

    Submitted by rinat on August 15, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. relaxverb

    Synonyms:
    loosen, slacken, loose

  2. relaxverb

    Synonyms:
    weaken, enfeeble, debilitate, enervate, unbrace, prostrate

  3. relaxverb

    Synonyms:
    lessen, diminish, reduce, abate, remit, mitigate

  4. relaxverb

    Synonyms:
    unbend, ease, divert, recreate, entertain, amuse

  5. relaxverb

    Synonyms:
    become lax

  6. relaxverb

    Synonyms:
    recreate, unbend, take recreation

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. relaxverb

    Synonyms:
    loosen, slacken, abate, diminish, mitigate, temper

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "relax":

    unwind, chill, ease, quiet, soften, relaxed, calm, easy, liberalize

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How to use relax in a sentence?

  1. Seth Shostak:

    If you relax those big, big assumptions, those numbers can be anything you want.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    An effective way to de-stress or relax own life is to stay away from those who often watch news and talk the most about its headline topics and politics.

  3. Jennifer Andresen:

    I try to breathe, and I try to focus on something else in my head, there've been times recently that I had to take anti-nausea medication. Sometimes I have to get in the shower because I feel so itchy. And then I relax and cool down.

  4. Sydney J. Harris:

    The time to relax is when you don't have time for it.

  5. Christopher Murray:

    If you persisted with social distancing as New Zealand has, and don't relax, in a sense, from a public health point of view, prematurely social distancing, then you can certainly get transmission down to zero.


Translations for relax

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  • استرخىArabic
  • afluixar, relaxarCatalan, Valencian
  • uvolnitCzech
  • slappe af, falde til roDanish
  • entspannen, lockernGerman
  • χαλαρώστεGreek
  • relajar, reposar, aflojar, relájeseSpanish
  • höllentää, löysentää, rentoutua, rauhoittua, höllentyä, hölletä, relataFinnish
  • détendre, se détendre, relâcher, détendez-vousFrench
  • relaxarGalician
  • आराम करेंHindi
  • laxeskar, laxigarIdo
  • relaxItalian
  • תירגעHebrew
  • ほっとする, くつろがせる, 和らげる, 緩める, くつろぐ, 緩和する, 落ち着く, 落ち着かせる, 緊張を解くJapanese
  • 편하게 하다Korean
  • relaxō, relaxatLatin
  • whakatakupeMāori
  • losmaken, ontspannenDutch
  • slappe avNorwegian
  • relaxar, soltar, afrouxarPortuguese
  • relaxa, desface, destindeRomanian
  • смягчаться, смягчиться, распуститься, ослаблять, расслабиться, распустить, распускать, расслабить, расслаблять, смягчить, смягчать, распускаться, расслабляться, ослабитьRussian
  • koppla avSwedish
  • 放鬆Chinese

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