Synonyms for (verb) loosen

Synonyms: loose, loosen, relax

Definition: become loose or looser or less tight

Usage: The noose loosened; the rope relaxed

Similar words: weaken

Definition: become weaker

Usage: The prisoner's resistance weakened after seven days


Synonyms: loose, loosen

Definition: make loose or looser

Usage: loosen the tension on a rope

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

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


Synonyms: loosen

Definition: make less dense

Usage: loosen the soil

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

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


Synonyms: untie, loosen, undo

Definition: cause to become loose

Usage: undo the shoelace; untie the knot; loosen the necktie

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

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


Synonyms: tease, tease apart, loosen

Definition: disentangle and raise the fibers of

Usage: tease wool

Similar words: straighten out, disentangle, unsnarl

Definition: extricate from entanglement

Usage: Can you disentangle the cord?


Synonyms: relax, loosen

Definition: become less severe or strict

Usage: The rules relaxed after the new director arrived

Similar words: change

Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night


Synonyms: loosen, relax

Definition: make less severe or strict

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

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

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