Synonyms of relax in English:

relax


See definition of relax

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