Definitions for relax

Definitions for (verb) relax

Main entry: unlax, relax, unstrain, unwind, loosen up, make relaxed

Definition: cause to feel relaxed

Usage: A hot bath always relaxes me

Main entry: unbend, loosen up, decompress, unwind, relax, slow down

Definition: become less tense, rest, or take one's ease

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

Main entry: loose, loosen, relax

Definition: become loose or looser or less tight

Usage: The noose loosened; the rope relaxed

Main entry: relax, unbend

Definition: make less taut

Usage: relax the tension on the rope

Main entry: slack, slack up, slacken, relax

Definition: make less active or fast

Usage: He slackened his pace as he got tired; Don't relax your efforts now

Main entry: relax, loosen

Definition: become less severe or strict

Usage: The rules relaxed after the new director arrived

Main entry: loosen, relax

Definition: make less severe or strict

Usage: The government relaxed the curfew after most of the rebels were caught

Main entry: relax, loosen up

Definition: become less tense, less formal, or less restrained, and assume a friendlier manner

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

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