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relax

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1 relax

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.

synoniemen: decompress, loosen up, slow down, unbend, unwind.

Roget 738: be lax etc. adj.; laisser faire [Fr.], laisser aller [Fr.]; hold a loose rein; give the reins to, give rope enough, give a loose to; tolerate; relax; misrule.    go beyond the length of one's tether; have one's swing, ... meer laten zien

Roget 925: be undue etc. adj.; not be due etc. 924.    infringe, encroach, trench on, exact; arrogate, arrogate to oneself; give an inch and take an ell; stretch a point, ... meer laten zien

Roget 914: pity; have pity, show pity, take pity etc. n.; commiserate, compassionate; condole etc. 915; sympathize; feel for, ... meer laten zien

Roget 683: be inactive etc. adj.; do nothing etc. 681; move slowly etc. 275; let the grass grow under one's feet; take one's time, dawdle, drawl, ... meer laten zien

Roget 324: render soft etc. adj.; soften, mollify, mellow, relax, temper; mash, knead, squash.    bend, yield, relent, ... meer laten zien

Roget 160: be weak etc. adj.; drop, crumble, give way, totter, tremble, shake, halt, limp, fade, languish, decline, ... meer laten zien

Nederlands: ontspannen, relaxen



2 relax

Make less taut:
— Relax the tension on the rope.

synoniem: unbend.

3 relax

Become loose or looser or less tight:
— The rope relaxed.

synoniemen: loose, loosen.

Roget 750: liberate, free; set free, set clear, set at liberty; render free, emancipate, release; enfranchise, affranchise; manumit; enlarge; disband, ... meer laten zien

Nederlands: ruim

4 relax

Cause to feel relaxed:
— A hot bath always relaxes me.

synoniemen: loosen up, make relaxed, unlax, unstrain, unwind.

Nederlands: ontspannen

5 relax

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.

synoniem: loosen up.

6 relax

Make less severe or strict:
— The government relaxed the curfew after most of the rebels were caught.

synoniem: loosen.

7 relax

Become less severe or strict:
— The rules relaxed after the new director arrived.

synoniem: loosen.

8 relax

Make less active or fast:
— Don't relax your efforts now.

synoniemen: slack, slack up, slacken.

Roget 687: repose; rest, rest and be thankful; take a rest, take one's ease, take it easy.    relax, unbend, slacken; take breath etc. (refresh) 689; rest upon one's oars; ... meer laten zien

Roget 275: move slowly etc. adv.; creep, crawl, lag, slug, drawl, linger, loiter, saunter; plod, trudge, stump along, ... meer laten zien

Roget 47: make loose etc. adj.; loosen, slacken, relax; unglue etc. 46; detach etc. (disjoin) 44.   


Moby betekeniswoordenboek: abate, admit, admit exceptions, allow, allow for, amuse, arrest, backpedal, backwater, bate, be at ease, be easy, be relaxed, beguile, beguile the time, bend, brake, calm down, check, clip the wings ... meer laten zien.

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