Synonyms and Antonyms of relax
1 to get rid of nervous tension or anxiety she took deep breaths to relax before going on stage Synonyms of relax chill, chill out [slang], decompress, de-stress, loosen up, mellow (out), unwind, wind down Words Related to relax unbend; bask, kick back, loll, lounge, repose, rest; bum, dally, dawdle, dillydally, drone, footle, goof (off), hack (around), hang (around or out), idle, laze, loaf, vegetate, veg out, zone out; alleviate, comfort, ease, relieve; calm, compose, cool, quiet, settle Phrases hang loose Antonyms of relax tense (up)
2 to make less taut relax the rope a bit so I can pick up the slack and tie this knot Synonyms of relax ease, loosen, slacken, slackWords Related to relax detach, free, unbind, undo, unfasten, untieNear Antonyms of relax attach, bind, fasten, tie; constrain, restrainAntonyms of relax strain, stretch, tense, tension, tighten
3 to refrain from labor or exertion I just want to kick back and relax after mowing that huge lawn Synonyms of relax bask, kick back, loll, lounge, rest, reposeWords Related to relax bum, goldbrick, hang, hang about [British], hang around, idle, loaf, slack (off), veg outNear Antonyms of relax drudge, grub, hump, hustle, labor, moil, peg (away), plod, plow, plug, slave, slog, strain, strive, struggle, sweat, toil, travail, work; exercise, work out
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