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Synonyms for release
rɪˈlisre·lease

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English Synonyms and Antonyms4.0 / 2 votes

  1. release

    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.

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

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms1.0 / 1 vote

  1. releaseverb

    Synonyms:
    free, loose, liberate, discharge, quit, acquit, exempt, extricate, disengage, indemnify

    Antonyms:
    bind, constrain, confine, shackle, fetter, yoke

  2. releasenoun

    Synonyms:
    liberation, discharge, freedom

Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 3 votes

  1. releasenoun

    merchandise issued for sale or public showing (especially a record or film)

    "a new release from the London Symphony Orchestra"

    Synonyms:
    dismissal, passing, departure, firing, vent, tone ending, liberation, button, waiver, acquittance, dismission, loss, freeing, sack, press release, discharge, going, exit, sacking, spillage, expiration, spill, handout, outlet

  2. liberation, release, freeingnoun

    the act of liberating someone or something

    Synonyms:
    dismissal, passing, departure, firing, vent, tone ending, button, waiver, acquittance, dismission, loss, freeing, sack, press release, discharge, liberation, exit, sacking, going, spillage, expiration, spill, handout, outlet

  3. releasenoun

    a process that liberates or discharges something

    "there was a sudden release of oxygen"; "the release of iodine from the thyroid gland"

    Synonyms:
    dismissal, passing, departure, firing, vent, tone ending, liberation, button, waiver, acquittance, dismission, loss, freeing, sack, press release, discharge, going, exit, sacking, spillage, expiration, spill, handout, outlet

  4. handout, press release, releasenoun

    an announcement distributed to members of the press in order to supplement or replace an oral presentation

    Synonyms:
    dismissal, passing, departure, firing, vent, tone ending, button, waiver, acquittance, dismission, loss, freeing, sack, press release, discharge, liberation, exit, sacking, going, spillage, expiration, spill, handout, outlet

  5. dismissal, dismission, discharge, firing, liberation, release, sack, sackingnoun

    the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)

    Synonyms:
    lighting, paper bag, electric discharge, firing, outpouring, pink slip, liberation, sack, spark, judgement of dismissal, spillage, run, freeing, carrier bag, spill, kindling, sacking, electric arc, chemise, fire, emission, sacque, tone ending, poke, hammock, firing off, departure, arc, dismissal, press release, expelling, outlet, expiration, waiver, button, exit, judgment of dismissal, sac, pocket, shift, bagging, loss, inflammation, going, discharge, venting, pouch, handout, vent, dismission, acquittance, ignition, passing, sackful

  6. passing, loss, departure, exit, expiration, going, releasenoun

    euphemistic expressions for death

    "thousands mourned his passing"

    Synonyms:
    sledding, firing, overtaking, liberation, passage, dismissal, expiry, divergence, freeing, spill, difference, sacking, personnel casualty, vent, passing game, breathing out, sack, tone ending, deviation, passing play, acquittance, red, departure, press release, outlet, expiration, waiver, button, exhalation, handout, pass, exit, leaving, qualifying, loss, dismission, way out, going, discharge, red ink, issue, going away, spillage, deprivation, termination, passing

  7. acquittance, releasenoun

    a legal document evidencing the discharge of a debt or obligation

    Synonyms:
    dismissal, passing, departure, firing, vent, tone ending, button, waiver, acquittance, dismission, loss, freeing, sack, press release, discharge, liberation, exit, sacking, going, spillage, expiration, spill, handout, outlet

  8. release, buttonnoun

    a device that when pressed will release part of a mechanism

    Synonyms:
    dismissal, passing, departure, firing, vent, tone ending, liberation, button, waiver, acquittance, dismission, loss, freeing, sack, press release, discharge, going, push, exit, sacking, clit, spillage, expiration, clitoris, push button, spill, handout, outlet

  9. release, outlet, ventnoun

    activity that frees or expresses creative energy or emotion

    "she had no other outlet for her feelings"; "he gave vent to his anger"

    Synonyms:
    wall plug, firing, liberation, sack, wall socket, freeing, spill, sacking, venthole, vent, tone ending, retail store, button, vent-hole, departure, electrical outlet, press release, outlet, expiration, waiver, electric outlet, electric receptacle, blowhole, sales outlet, mercantile establishment, loss, spillage, way out, going, discharge, exit, handout, dismission, issue, acquittance, volcano, dismissal, passing

  10. spill, spillage, releasenoun

    the act of allowing a fluid to escape

    Synonyms:
    dismissal, passing, departure, firing, vent, tumble, button, waiver, spillage, dismission, tone ending, loss, freeing, sack, press release, discharge, liberation, handout, exit, sacking, expiration, going, fall, wasteweir, spill, acquittance, spillway, outlet

  11. release, waiver, dischargenoun

    a formal written statement of relinquishment

    Synonyms:
    electric discharge, firing, outpouring, liberation, sack, spark, run, freeing, spill, sacking, electric arc, emission, tone ending, firing off, departure, venting, arc, dismissal, press release, expelling, outlet, expiration, waiver, button, loss, spillage, going, discharge, exit, handout, vent, dismission, acquittance, passing

  12. release, tone endingverb

    (music) the act or manner of terminating a musical phrase or tone

    Synonyms:
    dismissal, passing, departure, firing, vent, tone ending, liberation, button, waiver, acquittance, dismission, loss, freeing, sack, press release, discharge, going, exit, sacking, spillage, expiration, spill, handout, outlet

  13. let go of, let go, release, relinquishverb

    release, as from one's grip

    "Let go of the door handle, please!"; "relinquish your grip on the rope--you won't fall"

    Synonyms:
    turn, exhaust, quit, unloose, foreswear, unloosen, unblock, unfreeze, liberate, forego, dispense with, expel, free, discharge, secrete, waive, renounce, put out, give up, loose, let go, let go of, resign, forgo, relinquish, publish, bring out, issue, eject

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

    grant freedom to; free from confinement

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

  15. turn, releaseverb

    let (something) fall or spill from a container

    "turn the flour onto a plate"

    Synonyms:
    bend, unfreeze, unloose, wrick, work, plow, change state, exhaust, twist, resign, rick, call on, unblock, liberate, expel, flex, move around, wrench, become, grow, unloosen, put out, sour, let go of, give up, sprain, publish, secrete, relinquish, change by reversal, let go, turn over, reverse, bring out, discharge, ferment, issue, free, deform, turn, eject, plough, loose

  16. publish, bring out, put out, issue, releaseverb

    prepare and issue for public distribution or sale

    "publish a magazine or newspaper"

    Synonyms:
    unblock, supply, turn, let go, unloose, put under, let on, bring out, unwrap, reveal, disclose, inconvenience, expose, bother, bring on, write out, give up, go forth, unveil, cut, relinquish, put out, liberate, anaesthetize, expel, publish, extend, anesthetize, stretch out, loose, unloosen, give away, get out, break, let go of, incommode, egress, retire, disoblige, trouble, set off, douse, discommode, stretch forth, divulge, make out, write, produce, anaesthetise, resign, exhaust, exsert, smother, emerge, eject, discharge, anesthetise, issue, free, print, uncover, secrete, hold out, come out, come forth, discover, unfreeze, introduce, let out

  17. exhaust, discharge, expel, eject, releaseverb

    eliminate (a substance)

    "combustion products are exhausted in the engine"; "the plant releases a gas"

    Synonyms:
    unload, exhaust, let go, eat up, muster out, dispatch, complete, expel, go off, wash up, eat, boot out, assoil, beat, tire, unloose, empty, resign, drop off, unblock, play out, put out, liberate, use up, fire, turf out, tucker out, relinquish, unloosen, squeeze out, bring out, throw out, let go of, squirt, run through, oust, exculpate, give up, chuck out, exclude, set down, clear, secrete, publish, put down, wipe out, unfreeze, acquit, kick out, drum out, rout out, turn out, force out, drop, rout, discharge, run down, exonerate, free, tucker, sap, turn, eject, consume, deplete, issue, loose

  18. secrete, releaseverb

    generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids

    "secrete digestive juices"; "release a hormone into the blood stream"

    Synonyms:
    turn, exhaust, unloose, unloosen, unblock, unfreeze, liberate, expel, free, discharge, secrete, put out, give up, loose, let go, let go of, resign, relinquish, publish, bring out, issue, eject

  19. free, releaseverb

    make (information) available for publication

    "release the list with the names of the prisoners"

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

  20. 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"

    Synonyms:
    unloosen, unfreeze, allow, unloose, abandon, drop by the wayside, expel, vacate, cede, free, 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

  21. release, free, liberateverb

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

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

  22. unblock, unfreeze, free, releaseverb

    make (assets) available

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

    Synonyms:
    exhaust, unfreeze, unloose, bring out, melt, 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, free, disengage, turn, issue, loose

Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. unfurling

    make or become spread out from a rolled or folded state, especially in order to be open to the wind.

    "the fisherman was unfurling a sail"

    Submitted by zinfandelblu on January 18, 2024  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. releaseverb

    Synonyms:
    liberate, unloose, free, loose, disengage, discharge, deliver, set free, set at liberty, let loose, let out

  2. releaseverb

    Synonyms:
    quit, let go, give up

  3. releasenoun

    Synonyms:
    liberation, deliverance, discharge, freedom

  4. releasenoun

    Synonyms:
    exemption, exoneration, excuse, dispensation, absolution

  5. releasenoun

    Synonyms:
    acquittance, clearance, receipt in full

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. releasenoun

    Synonyms:
    liberation, discharge, deliverance, acquittance, extrication, exoneration, disengagement, freedom

  2. releaseverb

    Synonyms:
    liberate, loose, discharge, free, acquit, extricate, disengage, relinquish, absolve, remit, relieve, exonerate, disencumber

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How to use release in a sentence?

  1. Amy Pascal:

    No one will tell us what movies to release, ever, nobody should be able to intimidate a company.

  2. The A-29:

    It's much more than just the pilot being able to fly the plane and release the ordnance, there's a whole system that surrounds this.

  3. Jonathan Turley:

    You reunite the family ; a clock is ticking. If it goes beyond 20 days, you either release the entire family, which is similar to the Obama policy that the President wants to change, or you once again separate the family and send the child into some type of custodial care.

  4. Eric Theoret:

    The broader market tone is showing signs of tentative risk appetite, bolstered by continued stability in China's exchange rate and reinforced by the release of better-than-feared trade figures out of China.

  5. Stevie Hurst:

    I jumped in and kicked him in the head to make him release his knife. A few others did so, he was shouting 'get off me, get off me'.


Translations for release

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  • verlos, los, publiseerAfrikaans
  • أطلق سراح, حرر, إطلاق سراحArabic
  • handelvBreton
  • alliberament, alliberat, publicar, alliberar, llançar, amollar, versió, estrena, estrenarCatalan, Valencian
  • vydání, uvolnitCzech
  • rhyddhau, gollwngWelsh
  • udgave, versionDanish
  • loslassen, freisetzen, Veröffentlichung, Version, freilassen, Freisetzung, veröffentlichenGerman
  • ελευθέρωση, απελευθέρωση, έκδοσηGreek
  • versión, liberar, descargado, lanzamiento, soltar, soltado, lanzarSpanish
  • رها کردنPersian
  • julkistaa, vapauttaa, uutuus, päästää, julkaisu, irrottaaFinnish
  • lâcher, libérer, version, sortirFrench
  • ligean, scaoil, scaoil amach, scaoil deIrish
  • שחרר, כותר, הוציא לאור, גרסה, הוציא לשוקHebrew
  • elengedHungarian
  • ազատել, արձակել, բաց թողնել, թողարկելArmenian
  • liberare, rilasciare, versioneItalian
  • リリース, 解放する, 放すJapanese
  • 석방하다Korean
  • به‌ربوون, به‌ردانKurdish
  • vrijlaten, loslatenDutch
  • utgivelseNorwegian
  • wydanie, uwolnienie, nowość, wersja, wyzwoleniePolish
  • liberar, lançar, lançamento, soltar, versãoPortuguese
  • отпускать, релизRussian
  • frisläppande, släppa, frigöring, ge ut, frige, lössläppaSwedish
  • విడుదల, అనుమతి, విడుదలైనTelugu
  • bırakmak, tahliye etmekTurkish
  • phát hành, xả, phiên bản, thả, giải phóngVietnamese
  • 发布Chinese

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