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Definition 1: people who are free - [noun denoting group]

Samples where free or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the home of the free and the brave

Synonyms for free in the sense of this definition

(free is a kind of ...) (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively

"old people" "there were at least 200 people in the audience"

Definition 2: make (assets) available - [verb of change]

Samples where free or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • release the holdings in the dictator's bank account

Synonyms for free in the sense of this definition

(free is a kind of ...) circulate or distribute or equip with

"issue a new uniform to the children" "supply blankets for the beds"

Definition 3: let off the hook - [verb of communication]

Samples where free or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I absolve you from this responsibility

Synonyms for free in the sense of this definition

(free is a kind of ...) stop blaming or grant forgiveness

"I forgave him his infidelity" "She cannot forgive him for forgetting her birthday"

(... is a kind of free ) grant exemption or release to

"Please excuse me from this class"

(... is a kind of free ) (used of God) declare innocent; absolve from the penalty of sin

(... is a kind of free ) to absolve oneself of responsibility or future blame

"I wash my hands of this"

Definition 4: free or remove obstruction from - [verb of contact]

Samples where free or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • free a path across the cluttered floor

Synonyms for free in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of free ) dig out from underneath earth or snow

(... is a kind of free ) become or cause to become unobstructed

"The chemical that we poured down the drain unclogged it"

(... is a kind of free ) cause to become unblocked

"The medicine unstuffed my nose in minutes!"

(... is a kind of free ) release from entanglement of difficulty

"I cannot extricate myself from this task"

Definition 5: remove or force out from a position - [verb of contact]

Samples where free or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The dentist dislodged the piece of food that had been stuck under my gums
  • He finally could free the legs of the earthquake victim who was buried in the rubble

Synonyms for free in the sense of this definition

(free is a kind of ...) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

"remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

Definition 6: release (gas or energy) as a result of a chemical reaction or physical decomposition - [verb of creation]

Synonyms for free in the sense of this definition

(free is a kind of ...) bring into existence

"The new manager generated a lot of problems" "The computer bug generated chaos in the office" "The computer generated this image" "The earthquake generated a tsunami"

(free belongs to category ...) the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions

Definition 7: part with a possession or right - [verb of possession]

Samples where free or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest
  • resign a claim to the throne

Synonyms for free in the sense of this definition

(free is a kind of ...) place into the hands or custody of

"hand me the spoon, please" "Turn the files over to me, please" "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers"

(... is a kind of free ) release from government control

(... is a kind of free ) endure the loss of

"He gave his life for his children" "I gave two sons to the war"

Definition 8: relieve from - [verb of possession]

Samples where free or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Rid the house of pests

Synonyms for free in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of free ) purge of an ideology, bad thoughts, or sins

"Purgatory is supposed to cleanse you from your sins"

(... is a kind of free ) free from a burden, evil, or distress

(... is a kind of free ) free from obstructions

"smooth the way towards peace negotiations"

(... is a kind of free ) clear from impurities, blemishes, pollution, etc.

"clear the water before it can be drunk"

(... is a kind of free ) rid of vermin

"The exterminator disinfests the house"

(... is a kind of free ) free from a body or physical form or reality

Synonyms for free in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of free ) release from a spell

(... is a kind of free ) make free

(... is a kind of free ) release after a security has been paid

(... is a kind of free ) set animals loose to graze

(... is a kind of free ) free on bail

(... is a kind of free ) release a criminal from detention and place him on parole

"The prisoner was paroled after serving 10 years in prison"

Samples where free or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • release the list with the names of the prisoners

Synonyms for free in the sense of this definition

(free is a kind of ...) circulate or distribute or equip with

"issue a new uniform to the children" "supply blankets for the beds"

(... is a kind of free ) lift the restriction on and make available again

"reclassify the documents"

Synonyms for free in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of free ) deprive of status or authority

"he was divested of his rights and his title" "They disinvested themselves of their rights"

(... is a kind of free ) free someone temporarily from his or her obligations

(... is a kind of free ) discharge from a group

"The coach cut two players from the team"

(... is a kind of free ) free from payment of customs duties, as of a shipment

"Clear the ship and let it dock"

(... is a kind of free ) discharge with dishonor, as in the army

(... is a kind of free ) grant freedom to

"The students liberated their slaves upon graduating from the university"

(... is a kind of free ) free from involvement or entanglement

"How can I disentangle myself from her personal affairs?"

Samples where free or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She exempted me from the exam

Synonyms for free in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of free ) make free from restrictions

(... is a kind of free ) lift the regulations on

(... is a kind of free ) grant a dispensation; grant an exemption

"I was dispensed from this terrible task"

(... is a kind of free ) absolve from payment

"I forgive you your debt"

(... is a kind of free ) save or relieve from an experience or action

"I'll spare you from having to apologize formally"

Definition 13: not limited or hampered; not under compulsion or restraint - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where free or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • free enterprise
  • a free port
  • a free country
  • I have an hour free
  • free will
  • free of racism
  • feel free to stay as long as you wish
  • a free choice

(free is similar to ...) free from traditional social restraints

"an emancipated young woman pursuing her career" "a liberated lifestyle"

(free is similar to ...) free from confinement or physical restraint

(free is similar to ...) not attending school and therefore free to work

"opportunities for out-of-school youth"

(free is similar to ...) free to go or do as one pleases

"Americans have always been a footloose people always moving on" "a footloose young man eager to see the big city"

(free is similar to ...) not held in check or subject to control

"unhampered dissemination of news" "this would give black people the opportunity to live unhampered by racism"

(free is similar to ...) free from contact or proximity or connection

"we were clear of the danger" "the ship was clear of the reef"

(free is similar to ...) (of an anchor) just clear of the bottom

(free is similar to ...) not busy; not otherwise committed

"he was not available for comment" "he was available and willing to accompany her"

(free is similar to ...) (of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces

"an autonomous judiciary" "a sovereign state"

(free is similar to ...) having escaped, especially from confinement

"a convict still at large" "searching for two escaped prisoners" "dogs loose on the streets" "criminals on the loose in the neighborhood"

(free is similar to ...) free of restrictions on conduct

"I had unrestricted access"

(free is similar to ...) free from constraint

"he was unconstrained by any of the sanctions of polite society" "the dog was unconstrained" "idle, unconstrained gossip"

(means also ...) not held in servitude

"after the Civil War he was a free man"

(means also ...) not subject to restraint

"unrestrained laughter"

(means also ...) not subject to or subjected to restriction

(means also ...) free from external control and constraint

"an independent mind" "a series of independent judgments" "fiercely independent individualism"

(means also ...) not confined

(means also ...) not restrained or tied down by bonds

(... are attributes of free) the condition of being free; the power to act or speak or think without externally imposed restraints

Definition 14: not held in servitude - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where free or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • after the Civil War he was a free man

(free is similar to ...) born free of free parents

(free is similar to ...) where slavery was prohibited

"a free-soil state"

(means also ...) not limited or hampered; not under compulsion or restraint

"free enterprise" "a free port" "a free country" "I have an hour free" "free will" "free of racism" "feel free to stay as long as you wish" "a free choice"

Definition 15: unconstrained or not chemically bound in a molecule or not fixed and capable of relatively unrestricted motion - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where free or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • free expansion
  • free oxygen
  • a free electron

(free is similar to ...) (of a gas e.g.) released from chemical combination

(free is similar to ...) not held in chemical or physical combination

(free belongs to category ...) the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions

(free belongs to category ...) the science of matter and energy and their interactions

"his favorite subject was physics"

Definition 16: without restraint - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where free or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • cows in India are running loose

Synonyms for free in the sense of this definition

Definition 17: not literal - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where free or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a loose interpretation of what she had been told
  • a free translation of the poem

Synonyms for free in the sense of this definition

(free is similar to ...) not exact

Definition 18: completely wanting or lacking - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where free or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • writing barren of insight
  • young recruits destitute of experience
  • innocent of literary merit
  • the sentence was devoid of meaning

Synonyms for free in the sense of this definition

(free is similar to ...) not having existence or being or actuality

"chimeras are nonexistent"

Definition 19: not fixed in position - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where free or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the detached shutter fell on him
  • he pulled his arm free and ran

Synonyms for free in the sense of this definition

(free is similar to ...) not firmly placed or set or fastened

Definition 20: costing nothing - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where free or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • complimentary tickets
  • free admission

Synonyms for free in the sense of this definition

(free is similar to ...) not paid

"unpaid wages" "an unpaid bill"

Definition 21: not taken up by scheduled activities - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where free or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a free hour between classes
  • spare time on my hands

Synonyms for free in the sense of this definition

(free is similar to ...) not held or filled or in use

"an unoccupied telephone booth" "unoccupied hours"

Definition 22: not occupied or in use - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where free or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a free locker
  • a free lane

(free is similar to ...) not held or filled or in use

"an unoccupied telephone booth" "unoccupied hours"

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