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    relax - Dictionary definition and meaning for word relax

    Definition
    (verb) become less tense, rest, or take one's ease
    Example Sentence
    • He relaxed in the hot tub
    • Let's all relax after a hard day's work
    Definition
    (verb) make less taut
    Synonyms : unbend
    Example Sentence
    • relax the tension on the rope
    Definition
    (verb) become loose or looser or less tight
    Synonyms : loose , loosen
    Example Sentence
    • The noose loosened
    • the rope relaxed
    Definition
    (verb) cause to feel relaxed
    Example Sentence
    • A hot bath always relaxes me
    Definition
    (verb) become less tense, less formal, or less restrained, and assume a friendlier manner
    Synonyms : loosen up
    Example Sentence
    • our new colleague relaxed when he saw that we were a friendly group
    Definition
    (verb) make less severe or strict
    Synonyms : loosen
    Example Sentence
    • The government relaxed the curfew after most of the rebels were caught
    Definition
    (verb) become less severe or strict
    Synonyms : loosen
    Example Sentence
    • The rules relaxed after the new director arrived
    Definition
    (verb) make less active or fast
    Synonyms : slack , slack up , slacken
    Example Sentence
    • He slackened his pace as he got tired
    • Don't relax your efforts now
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