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Definition 1: become less tense, rest, or take one's ease - [verb of body]

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

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

Synonyms for relax in the sense of this definition

(relax is a kind of ...) undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

"We turned from Socialism to Capitalism" "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"

(... is a kind of relax ) engage in passive relaxation

"After a hard day's work, I vegetate in front of the television"

(... is a kind of relax ) settle into a comfortable sitting position

Definition 2: cause to feel relaxed - [verb of body]

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

  • A hot bath always relaxes me

Synonyms for relax in the sense of this definition

(relax is a kind of ...) act physically on; have an effect upon

"the medicine affects my heart rate"

(... is a kind of relax ) release from mental strain, tension, or formality

"unbend the mind from absorbing too much information"

(relax causes ...) 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"

Definition 3: make less taut - [verb of change]

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

  • relax the tension on the rope

Synonyms for relax in the sense of this definition

(relax is a kind of ...) make loose or looser

"loosen the tension on a rope"

(... is a kind of relax ) remove from tension

Definition 4: become loose or looser or less tight - [verb of change]

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

  • The noose loosened
  • the rope relaxed

Synonyms for relax in the sense of this definition

(relax is a kind of ...) become weaker

"The prisoner's resistance weakened after seven days"

Definition 5: make less active or fast - [verb of change]

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

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

Synonyms for relax in the sense of this definition

(relax is a kind of ...) make smaller

"He decreased his staff"

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

  • The rules relaxed after the new director arrived

Synonyms for relax in the sense of this definition

(relax is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

(relax has a similar meaning as ...) make less severe or strict

"The government relaxed the curfew after most of the rebels were caught"

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

  • The government relaxed the curfew after most of the rebels were caught

Synonyms for relax in the sense of this definition

(relax is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(relax has a similar meaning as ...) become less severe or strict

"The rules relaxed after the new director arrived"

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

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

Synonyms for relax in the sense of this definition

(relax is a kind of ...) behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself

"You should act like an adult" "Don't behave like a fool" "What makes her do this way?" "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people"

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