Synonyms for (verb) relax

Synonyms: unlax, relax, unstrain, unwind, loosen up, make relaxed

Definition: cause to feel relaxed

Usage: A hot bath always relaxes me

Similar words: affect

Definition: act physically on; have an effect upon

Usage: the medicine affects my heart rate


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: turn, change state

Definition: undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

Usage: We turned from Socialism to Capitalism; The people turned against the President when he stole the election


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: relax, unbend

Definition: make less taut

Usage: relax the tension on the rope

Similar words: loose, loosen

Definition: make loose or looser

Usage: loosen the tension on a rope


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: lessen, minify, decrease

Definition: make smaller

Usage: He decreased his staff


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


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: act, behave, do

Definition: behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself

Usage: 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