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unleash

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of unleash

  1. 1 to set free (from a state of being held in check) <unleashed all of his unspoken love for her in a long letter that he hoped he would have the courage to mail> Synonyms loose, loosen, uncork, release, unlock, unloose, unloosenRelated Words discharge, emancipate, enfranchise, free, liberate, manumit, spring, unbind, uncage, unchain, unfetter, unmoor, unshackle; air, express, take out, ventNear Antonyms handcuff, manacle, shackle, trammel; bind, confine, enchain, fetter; halter, hamperAntonyms bridle, check, constrain, contain, control, curb, govern, hold, inhibit, regulate, rein (in), restrain, smother, tame

  2. 2 to find emotional release for <lifting weights is a way for me to unleash all the frustrations of the workday> Synonyms loose, release, take out, ventRelated Words act out; air, express, state, ventilate, voiceNear Antonyms control, govern, handle, manage; bridle, check, constrain, contain, curb, hold back, pull in, quell, rein (in), restrain, smother, tame; allay, lull, quiet, soothe, still; choke, inhibit, muffle, pocket, repress, stifle, strangle, swallowAntonyms bottle (up), repress, suppress




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