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release

re·lease

release

 
pronunciation:
rih lis
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: released, releases, releasing
definition 1: to set free.
We released the tadpoles into the pond.The landlord would not release him from his contract.
 
synonyms:
emancipate, liberate, loose
antonyms:
check, detain, hold, jail, restrain
similar words:
deliver, discharge, dismiss, excuse, let off, pardon, rescue, untie
definition 2: to let go of or loosen.
He released the handle.
synonyms:
loose, loosen, undo, unfasten
antonyms:
bind, clasp, grasp, grip, hold, seize
similar words:
detach, drop, spring, untie
definition 3: to allow to be shown, sold, or published.
The police department released photos of the suspects.When was Elvis Presley's first record released?
similar words:
circulate, distribute, publish
 
part of speech: noun
definition: the act or process of releasing.
His family celebrated his release from prison.
synonyms:
freeing, liberation
antonyms:
arrest, grip
similar words:
relief
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