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.
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
Nederlands: ontspannen, relaxen
Make less taut:
— Relax the tension on the rope.
Become loose or looser or less tight:
— The rope relaxed.
Cause to feel relaxed:
— A hot bath always relaxes me.
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.
Make less severe or strict:
— The government relaxed the curfew after most of the rebels were caught.
Become less severe or strict:
— The rules relaxed after the new director arrived.
Make less active or fast:
— Don't relax your efforts now.
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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