Synonyms of relax in English:

relax


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verb

1‘yoga or meditation may be helpful in learning to relax’

SYNONYMS
unwind, loosen up, ease off, ease up, let up, slow down, de-stress, unbend, rest, repose, put one's feet up, take it easy, take time off, take time out, slack off, be at leisure, take one's leisure, take one's ease, laze, luxuriate, do nothing, sit back, lounge, loll, slump, flop, idle, loaf, enjoy oneself, amuse oneself, play, entertain oneself
informal let it all hang out, let one's hair down, unbutton, veg out
North American informal hang loose, stay loose, chill out, kick back
ANTONYMS

be tense, psych oneself up

2‘a walk will relax you’

SYNONYMS
calm, calm down, unwind, loosen up, make less tense, make less uptight, quieten, tranquillize, soothe, pacify, compose
ANTONYMS

psych someone up

3‘he relaxed his grip on the mug’

SYNONYMS
loosen, loose, slacken, unclench, weaken, lessen, let up, reduce, diminish
ANTONYMS

tighten

4‘she felt her tense muscles relax’

SYNONYMS
become less tense, become less rigid, become less stiff, loosen, slacken, ease, unknot
ANTONYMS

tighten, contract

5‘the ministry relaxed some of the restrictions’

SYNONYMS
moderate, modify, temper, make less formal, make less strict, ease, ease up on, loosen, lessen, lighten, slacken
alleviate, mitigate, qualify, dilute, weaken, reduce, diminish, decrease
informal let up on
ANTONYMS

tighten up