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1 to get rid of nervous tension or anxiety
  • she took deep breaths to relax before going on stage

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2 to make less taut
  • relax the rope a bit so I can pick up the slack and tie this knot

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3 to refrain from labor or exertion
  • I just want to kick back and relax after mowing that huge lawn

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The first known use of relax was in the 15th century

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“Relax.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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