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Synonyms for slacken
ˈslæk ənslack·en

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. slacken

    Synonyms:
    loosen, abate, withhold, remit, languish, flag, moderate

    Antonyms:
    tighten, increase, freshen

Princeton's WordNet

  1. slow, slow down, slow up, slack, slackenverb

    become slow or slower

    "Production slowed"

    Synonyms:
    decompress, slow down, unbend, remit, let up, slack off, abate, loosen up, slow, decelerate, slack up, retard, slake, relax, slack, die away, unwind, slow up

  2. 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, loosen, remit, let up, unlax, slack off, abate, loosen up, slow, loose, slack up, slake, relax, slack, die away, unwind, make relaxed, slow up

  3. slackenverb

    become looser or slack

    "the rope slackened"

    Synonyms:
    slow down, relax, slow up, slack, remit, slow, slack up

  4. slacken, remitverb

    make slack as by lessening tension or firmness

    Synonyms:
    defer, shelve, slow down, send back, set back, hold over, remit, table, remand, put over, slow, slack up, prorogue, relax, slack, put off, slow up, postpone

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. slackenverb

    Synonyms:
    slack, abate, become less intense

  2. slackenverb

    Synonyms:
    become loose or slack, be made less tight or tense

  3. slackenverb

    Synonyms:
    retard, slack, moderate, make slower

  4. slackenverb

    Synonyms:
    loosen, relax, make less tight or tense, lessen the tension of

  5. slackenverb

    Synonyms:
    lessen, diminish, abate

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. slackenverb

    Synonyms:
    moderate, retard, slack, reduce, loosen, relax, diminish, abate, mitigate, slake, relax, flag

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "slacken":

    loosen

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How to use slacken in a sentence?

  1. Vali Nasr:

    The Taliban may be trying to slacken the resolve of the military by suggesting that there could be a tremendous human costs to the military offensive and create public pressure on the military to back off from this offensive, but it may actually ricochet on them.

  2. Meng Qingfeng:

    We must have a long-term battle concept that does not slacken and is persistent.


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