- 1. relax, loosen up, unbend, unwind, decompress, slow down, change state, turn
- usage: become less tense, rest, or take one's ease; "He relaxed in the hot tub"; "Let's all relax after a hard day's work"
- 2. relax, unbend, loosen, loose
- usage: make less taut; "relax the tension on the rope"
- 3. loosen, relax, loose, weaken
- usage: become loose or looser or less tight; "The noose loosened"; "the rope relaxed"
- 4. relax, unstrain, unlax, loosen up, unwind, make relaxed, affect
- usage: cause to feel relaxed; "A hot bath always relaxes me"
- 5. relax, loosen up, act, behave, do
- usage: become less tense, less formal, or less restrained, and assume a friendlier manner; "our new colleague relaxed when he saw that we were a friendly group"
- 6. relax, loosen, change, alter, modify
- usage: make less severe or strict; "The government relaxed the curfew after most of the rebels were caught"
- 7. relax, loosen, change
- usage: become less severe or strict; "The rules relaxed after the new director arrived"
- 8. slack, slacken, slack up, relax, decrease, lessen, minify
- usage: make less active or fast; "He slackened his pace as he got tired"; "Don't relax your efforts now"
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- 1. relaxed (vs. tense), degage, laid-back, mellow, unstrained, easy, unagitated
- usage: without strain or anxiety; "gave the impression of being quite relaxed"; "a relaxed and informal discussion"
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