Synonyms of loosen in English:

loosen


See definition of loosen

verb

1‘to open it up, you simply loosen two screws’

SYNONYMS

make slack, slacken, slack, unstick

unfasten, detach, release, disconnect, undo, unclasp, unlatch, unbolt

ANTONYMS

tighten

2‘her fingers loosened’

SYNONYMS

become slack, slacken, become loose, let go, unbind, ease

work loose, work free

ANTONYMS

tighten

3‘he had loosened his tie and undone his top button’

SYNONYMS

unfasten, undo, release, unhook, slacken, let out

ANTONYMS

tighten

4‘Philip loosened his grip’

SYNONYMS

weaken, relax, slacken, loose, lessen, reduce, moderate, diminish, soften, alleviate, dilute

ANTONYMS

tighten

5‘you need to loosen up, get rid of some inhibitions’

SYNONYMS

relax, become relaxed, unwind, ease off, ease up, become less rigid

informal let up, hang loose, lighten up, go easy