HyperDic: relax

English > 8 senses of the word relax:
VERBbodyrelax, loosen up, unbend, unwind, decompress, slow downbecome less tense, rest, or take one's ease
changerelax, unbendmake less taut
changerelax, loosen, loosebecome loose or looser or less tight / tight / tight / tight
bodyrelax, unstrain, unlax, loosen up, unwind, make relaxedcause to feel relaxed
socialrelax, loosen upbecome less tense, less formal, or less restrained, and assume a friendlier manner
socialrelax, loosenmake less severe or strict / strict / strict / strict / strict
socialrelax, loosenbecome less severe or strict / strict / strict / strict / strict
changerelax, slack, slacken, slack upmake less active or fast
relax > pronunciation
Soundsrihlae'ks; riylae'ks
RhymesActs ... Zovirax: 33 rhymes with aeks...
English > relax: 8 senses > verb 1, body
MeaningBecome less tense, rest, or take one's ease.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody's (body part) ----s
ModelSam and Sue relax
Examples
  • "He relaxed in the hot tub"
  • "Let's all relax after a hard day's work"
Synonymsloosen up, unbend, unwind, decompress, slow down
Caused byrelax, unstrain, unlax, loosen up, unwind, make relaxedCause to feel relaxed
Narrowersit back, take it easySettle into a comfortable sitting position
vege out, vegetateEngage in passive relaxation
Broaderchange state, turnUndergo a transformation or a change of position or action
Oppositetense, tense upBecome tense, nervous, or uneasy
Spanishmitigar, relajar
Catalanrelaxar
Adjectivesrelaxanttending to relax or relieve muscular or nervous tension
Nounsrelaxationfreedom from activity (work or strain / strain or responsibility)
relaxation(physiology) the gradual lengthening of inactive muscle or muscle fibers
English > relax: 8 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningmake less taut.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"relax the tension on the rope"
Synonymunbend
NarrowerunbraceRemove from tension
Broaderloosen, loosemake loose or looser
Spanishdestensar
Catalandestesar, relaxar
Nounsrelaxation(physiology) the gradual lengthening of inactive muscle or muscle fibers
relaxerany agent that produces relaxation
English > relax: 8 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningBecome loose or looser or less tight / tight / tight / tight.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Example "the rope relaxed"
Synonymsloosen, loose
Caused byloosen, loosemake loose or looser
BroaderweakenBecome weaker
OppositestiffenBecome stiff or stiffer
Spanishaflojarse, aflojar, relajarse
Catalanafluixar, deixar anar, deslligar, laxar, liberalitzar, relaxar-se, relaxar, soltar
Nounsrelaxationan occurrence of control or strength weakening
English > relax: 8 senses > verb 4, body
MeaningCause to feel relaxed.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThe performance is likely to relax Sue
Example"A hot bath always relaxes me"
Synonymsunstrain, unlax, loosen up, unwind, make relaxed
Cause torelax, loosen up, unbend, unwind, decompress, slow downBecome less tense, rest, or take one's ease
NarrowerunbendRelease from mental strain, tension, or formality
Broaderaffectact physically on
Oppositetense, strain, tense upCause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious
Spanishrelajar
Catalanrelaxar
Adjectivesrelaxanttending to relax or relieve muscular or nervous tension
Nounsrelaxanta drug that relaxes and relieves / relieves tension
relaxationa feeling of refreshing tranquility and an absence of tension or worry
relaxerany agent that produces relaxation
English > relax: 8 senses > verb 5, social
MeaningBecome less tense, less formal, or less restrained, and assume a friendlier manner.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"our new colleague relaxed when he saw that we were a friendly group"
Synonymloosen up
Broaderact, behave, doBehave in a certain manner
Nounsrelaxationa feeling of refreshing tranquility and an absence of tension or worry
English > relax: 8 senses > verb 6, social
Meaningmake less severe or strict / strict / strict / strict / strict.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"The government relaxed the curfew after most of the rebels were caught"
Synonymloosen
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Similar torelax, loosenBecome less severe or strict / strict / strict / strict / strict
Nounsrelaxationthe act of making less strict / strict
English > relax: 8 senses > verb 7, social
MeaningBecome less severe or strict / strict / strict / strict / strict.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"The rules relaxed after the new director arrived"
Synonymloosen
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
Similar torelax, loosenmake less severe or strict / strict / strict / strict / strict
Nounsrelaxationthe act of making less strict / strict
English > relax: 8 senses > verb 8, change
Meaningmake less active or fast.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example "Don't relax your efforts now"
Synonymsslack, slacken, slack up
Broaderdecrease, lessen, minifymake smaller
Spanishaflojar, moderar, remitir, soltarse
Catalanafluixar, alentir, deixar anar, moderar, remetre
Nounsrelaxationan occurrence of control or strength weakening

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