Share this entry

Synonyms of relax in English:


  • 1 yoga is helpful in learning to relax
    unwind, loosen up, ease up/off, slow down, de-stress, unbend, rest, put one's feet up, take it easy
    informal unbutton, hang loose, chill (out), chillax, take a chill pill, take a load off
    [Antonyms] be tense
  • 2 a leisurely walk will relax you
    calm, calm down, unwind, loosen up, make less tense/uptight, soothe, pacify, compose
  • 3 he relaxed his grip
    loosen, loose, slacken, unclench, weaken, lessen
    [Antonyms] tighten
  • 4 her muscles relaxed
    become less tense, loosen, slacken, unknot
    [Antonyms] contract, tighten
  • 5 they relaxed the restrictions
    moderate, modify, temper, ease, ease up on, loosen, lighten, dilute, weaken, reduce, decrease
    informal let up on
    [Antonyms] tighten up
  • Definition of relax in:
    Share this entry

    What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

    Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

    Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources