HyperDic: release

English > 22 senses of the word release:
VERBcontactrelease, let go of, let go, relinquishrelease, as from one's grip
socialrelease, free, liberate, unloose, unloosen, loosegrant freedom to
contactrelease, turnlet (something) fall or spill from a container
communicationrelease, publish, bring out, put out, issueprepare and issue for public distribution or sale
bodyrelease, exhaust, discharge, expel, ejecteliminate (a substance)
bodyrelease, secretegenerate and separate from cells or bodily fluids
socialrelease, freemake (information) available for publication
possessionrelease, relinquish, resign, free, give uppart with a possession or right
creationrelease, free, liberaterelease (gas or energy) as a result of a chemical reaction or physical decomposition
changerelease, unblock, unfreeze, freemake (assets) available
NOUNartifactreleasemerchandise issued for sale or public showing (especially a record or film)
actrelease, liberation, freeingthe act of liberating someone or something
processreleasea process that liberates or discharges something
communicationrelease, handout, press releasean announcement distributed to members of the press in order to supplement or replace an oral presentation
actrelease, dismissal, dismission, discharge, firing, liberation, sack, sackingthe termination of someone's employment / employment (leaving them free to depart)
eventrelease, passing, loss, departure, exit, expiration, goingeuphemistic expressions for death
communicationrelease, acquittancea legal document evidencing the discharge of a debt or obligation
artifactrelease, buttona device that when pressed will release part of a mechanism
actrelease, outlet, ventactivity that frees or expresses creative energy or emotion
actrelease, spill, spillagethe act of allowing a fluid to escape
actrelease, waiver, dischargea formal written statement of relinquishment
actrelease, tone ending(music) the act or manner of terminating a musical phrase or tone
release > pronunciation
Soundsriyliy's
Rhymesaltarpiece ... Vietnamese: 37 rhymes with iys...
English > release: 22 senses > noun 1, artifact
Meaningmerchandise issued for sale or public showing (especially a record or film).
Example"a new release from the London Symphony Orchestra"
Broadermerchandise, ware, productcommodities offered for sale
Spanishestreno, lanzamiento
Verbsreleaseprepare and issue for public distribution or sale
releasemake (information) available for publication
English > release: 22 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of liberating someone or something.
Synonymsliberation, freeing
NarrowerclearingThe act of freeing from suspicion
deregulation, deregulatingThe act of freeing from regulation (especially from governmental regulations)
emancipationFreeing someone from the control of another
jail deliveryThe use of force to liberate prisoners
manumissionThe formal act of freeing from slavery
parole(law) a conditional release from imprisonment that entitles the person to serve the remainder of the sentence outside the prison as long as the terms of release are complied with
probation(law) a way of dealing with offenders without imprisoning them
reliefThe act of freeing a city or town that has been besieged
unsnarling, untangling, disentanglement, extricationThe act of releasing from a snarled or tangled condition
Broaderaccomplishment, achievementThe action of accomplishing something
Spanishliberación
Catalanalliberació, alliberament
Verbsreleasegrant freedom to
English > release: 22 senses > noun 3, process
MeaningA process that liberates or discharges something.
Examples
  • "there was a sudden release of oxygen"
  • "the release of iodine from the thyroid gland"
NarroweremissionThe release of electrons from parent atoms
Broadernatural process, natural action, action, activityA process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)
Spanishdescarga, liberación
Catalanalliberació, alliberament, descàrrega
Adjectivestime-releaseof or relating to a preparation that gradually releases an active substance (especially a drug) over a period of time
Verbsreleasegenerate and separate from cells or bodily fluids
releaseeliminate (a substance)
English > release: 22 senses > noun 4, communication
MeaningAn announcement distributed to members of the press in order to supplement or replace an oral presentation.
Synonymshandout, press release
Broaderannouncement, promulgationA public statement containing information about an event that has happened or is going to happen
Spanishboletín, comunicado de prensa, comunicado
Catalanbutlletí, comunicat, nota de premsa
English > release: 22 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningThe termination of someone's employment / employment (leaving them free to depart).
Synonymsdismissal, dismission, discharge, firing, liberation, sack, sacking
NarrowerSection EightA discharge from the US Army based on unfitness or character traits deemed undesirable
conge, congeeAn abrupt and unceremonious dismissal
deactivation, inactivationBreaking up a military unit (by transfers or discharges)
dishonorable dischargeA discharge from the armed forces for a grave offense (as sabotage or espionage or cowardice or murder)
honorable dischargeA discharge from the armed forces with a commendable record
removaldismissal from office
superannuationThe act of discharging someone because of age (especially to cause someone to retire from service on a pension)
Broadertermination, ending, conclusionThe act of ending something
Spanishcese, despedida, despido, destitución, liberación
Catalanacomiadament, destitució
English > release: 22 senses > noun 6, event
Meaningeuphemistic expressions for death.
Synonymspassing, loss, departure, exit, expiration, going
Broaderdeath, decease, expiryThe event of dying or departure from life
Usage ofeuphemismAn inoffensive or indirect expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive or too harsh
Spanishdeceso, defunción, expiración, fallecimiento, fenecimiento, liberación, óbito, partida, pérdida, trance, tránsito
Catalandecés, defunció, expiració, òbit, pas, trànsit, traspàs
English > release: 22 senses > noun 7, communication
MeaningA legal document evidencing the discharge of a debt or obligation.
Synonymacquittance
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Broaderlegal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument(law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right
Spanishdescargo
Catalandescàrrec
Verbsreleasepart with a possession or right
English > release: 22 senses > noun 8, artifact
MeaningA device that when pressed will release part of a mechanism.
Synonymbutton
BroaderdeviceAn instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
Spanishbotón
English > release: 22 senses > noun 9, act
MeaningActivity that frees or expresses creative energy or emotion.
Synonymsoutlet, vent
BroaderactivityAny specific behavior
Spanishsalida
Catalansortida
English > release: 22 senses > noun 10, act
MeaningThe act of allowing a fluid to escape.
Synonymsspill, spillage
Broaderflow, streamThe act of flowing or streaming
Spanishderrame
Catalanvessada
Verbsreleaselet (something) fall or spill from a container
English > release: 22 senses > noun 11, act
MeaningA formal written statement of relinquishment.
Synonymswaiver, discharge
Narrowerexemption, immunity, granting immunityAn act exempting someone
Broaderrelinquishment, relinquishingThe act of giving up and abandoning / abandoning a struggle / struggle / struggle or task etc.
Spanishabdicación, despido, renuncia
Catalanexempció, renúncia
Verbsreleasepart with a possession or right
English > release: 22 senses > noun 12, act
Meaning(music) the act or manner of terminating a musical phrase or tone.
Synonymtone ending
CategorymusicAn artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
Narrowerplosion, explosionThe terminal forced release of pressure built up during the occlusive phase of a stop consonant
Broadertermination, ending, conclusionThe act of ending something
English > release: 22 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningRelease, as from one's grip.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymslet go of, let go, relinquish
Narrowerbring out, let outbring out of a specific state
discharge, muster outRelease from military service
disengage, withdrawRelease from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles
popRelease suddenly
toggleRelease by a toggle switch
unclaspRelease from a clasp
unhandRemove the hand from
unleashRelease or vent
unleashRelease from a leash
unleash, let loose, looseTurn loose or free from restraint
Oppositehold, take holdHave or hold in one's hands or grip
Spanishdejar ir, liberar, renunciar, soltar
Catalandeixar anar, renunciar
English > release: 22 senses > verb 2, social
Meaninggrant freedom to; free from confinement.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThey want to release the prisoners
Synonymsfree, liberate, unloose, unloosen, loose
NarrowerbailRelease after a security has been paid
bail outFree on bail
paroleRelease a criminal from detention and place him on parole
runSet animals loose to graze
unchainmake free
unspellRelease from a spell
Oppositeconfine, detaindeprive of freedom
Spanishliberar, libertar, redimir, soltar
Catalanalliberar, deslliurar, redimir
Nounsreleasethe act of liberating someone or something
English > release: 22 senses > verb 3, contact
MeaningLet (something) fall or spill from a container.
PatternSomebody ----s something PP
Synonymturn
NarrowerdeflateRelease contained air or gas from
throwThrow (a die) out onto a flat surface
Broadertransmit, transfer, transport, channel, channelize, channeliseSend from one person or place to another
Spanishgirar
Nounsreleasethe act of allowing a fluid to escape
English > release: 22 senses > verb 4, communication
MeaningPrepare and issue for public distribution or sale.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
ModelSam and Sue release the movie
Synonymspublish, bring out, put out, issue
Narrowereditsupervise the publication of
Broaderpublicize, publicise, air, baremake public
Spanishdictar, editar, publicar, sacar
Catalandictar, editar, publicar, treure
Nounsreleasemerchandise issued for sale or public showing (especially a record or film)
English > release: 22 senses > verb 5, body
MeaningEliminate (a substance).
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example "the plant releases a gas"
Synonymsexhaust, discharge, expel, eject
Narrowerabortterminate a pregnancy by undergoing an abortion
blowFree of obstruction by blowing air through
ejaculateEject semen
emit, breathe, pass offExpel (gases or odors)
excrete, egest, eliminate, passEliminate from the body
expectorate, cough up, cough out, spit up, spit outDischarge (phlegm or sputum) from the lungs and out of the mouth
fester, maturate, suppurateripen and generate pus
ovulateproduce and discharge eggs
shed blood, bleed, hemorrhageLose blood from one's body
spew, spew out, eructEject or send out in large quantities, also metaphorical
Spanishexpeler, expulsar
Catalanexpel·lir, expulsar
Nounsreleasea process that liberates or discharges something
English > release: 22 senses > verb 6, body
Meaninggenerate and separate from cells or bodily fluids.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example "release a hormone into the blood stream"
Synonymsecrete
Narrowerwatersecrete or form water, as tears or saliva
Broaderexude, exudate, transude, ooze out, oozeRelease (a liquid / liquid) in drops or small quantities
Spanishsecretar, segregar
Catalansecretar, segregar
Nounsreleasea process that liberates or discharges something
English > release: 22 senses > verb 7, social
Meaningmake (information) available for publication.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"release the list with the names of the prisoners"
Synonymfree
NarrowerdeclassifyLift the restriction on and make available again
Broaderissue, supplycirculate or distribute or equip with
Spanishlanzar, liberar
Nounsreleasemerchandise issued for sale or public showing (especially a record or film)
English > release: 22 senses > verb 8, possession
MeaningPart with a possession or right.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
Synonymsrelinquish, resign, free, give up
NarrowerderequisitionRelease from government control
sacrifice, giveendure the loss of
Broaderpass, hand, reach, pass on, turn over, giveplace into the hands or custody of
Spanishliberar, renunciar
Catalanalliberar, deslliurar, renunciar
Nounsreleasea formal written statement of relinquishment
releasea legal document evidencing the discharge of a debt or obligation
English > release: 22 senses > verb 9, creation
MeaningRelease (gas or energy) as a result of a chemical reaction or physical decomposition.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsfree, liberate
Categorychemistry, chemical scienceThe science of matter
Broadergenerate, bring forthBring into existence
English > release: 22 senses > verb 10, change
Meaningmake (assets) available.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"release the holdings in the dictator's bank account"
Synonymsunblock, unfreeze, free
Broaderissue, supplycirculate or distribute or equip with
Oppositefreeze, block, immobilize, immobiliseprohibit the conversion or use of (assets)
Spanishdesbloquear, descongelar, divulgar, liberar, soltar
Catalandesbloquejar, divulgar

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