"relaxes" in the verb sense
1. relax, loosen up, unbend, unwind, decompress, slow down
become less tense, rest, or take one's ease
"He relaxed in the hot tub"
"Let's all relax after a hard day's work"
2. relax, unbend
make less taut
"relax the tension on the rope"
3. loosen, relax, loose
become loose or looser or less tight
"The noose loosened"
"the rope relaxed"
4. relax, unstrain, unlax, loosen up, unwind, make relaxed
cause to feel relaxed
"A hot bath always relaxes me"
5. relax, loosen up
become less tense, less formal, or less restrained, and assume a friendlier manner
"our new colleague relaxed when he saw that we were a friendly group"
6. relax, loosen
make less severe or strict
"The government relaxed the curfew after most of the rebels were caught"
7. relax, loosen
become less severe or strict
"The rules relaxed after the new director arrived"
8. slack, slacken, slack up, relax
make less active or fast
"He slackened his pace as he got tired"
"Don't relax your efforts now"
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