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Synonyms for slacken
ˈslæk ən

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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, slacken(verb)

    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, relax(verb)

    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. slacken(verb)

    become looser or slack

    "the rope slackened"

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

  4. slacken, remit(verb)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. slacken(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    slack, abate, become less intense

  2. slacken(v. n.)

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

  3. slacken(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    retard, slack, moderate, make slower

  4. slacken(v. a.)

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

  5. slacken(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    lessen, diminish, abate

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. slacken(v)

    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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