|1.||[ verb ] release, as from one's grip|
|Synonyms:||let_go let_go_of relinquish|
"Let go of the door handle, please!" "relinquish your grip on the rope--you won't fall"
|Related terms:||hold disengage bring_out unleash unleash unclasp unleash trigger unhand pop toggle discharge relinquishment|
|2.||[ noun ] (business) merchandise issued for sale or public showing (especially a record or film)|
"a new release from the London Symphony Orchestra"
|Related terms:||merchandise free|
|3.||[ verb ] grant freedom to; free from confinement|
|Synonyms:||free loose liberate unloosen unloose|
|Related terms:||confine unchain unspell parole bail run bail_out liberation free|
|4.||[ verb ] let (something) fall or spill a container|
"turn the flour onto a plate"
|Related terms:||transmit throw deflate|
|5.||[ verb ] let (something) fall or spill a container|
"turn the flour onto a plate"
|Related terms:||transmit deflate throw spill|
|6.||[ noun ] the act of liberating someone or something|
|Related terms:||accomplishment rescue manumission clearing relief deregulation jail_delivery emancipation probation parole unsnarling free free liberate|
|7.||[ verb ] generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids|
"secrete digestive juices" "release a hormone into the blood stream"
|Related terms:||exude water|
|8.||[ verb ] eliminate, as of bodily substances|
|Synonyms:||discharge eject expel|
|Related terms:||shed_blood blow emit excrete spew ovulate abort expectorate fester evacuate ejaculate expulsion discharge|
|9.||[ verb ] (news) prepare and issue for public distribution or sale|
|Synonyms:||issue publish bring_out put_out|
"publish a magazine or newspaper"
|Related terms:||publicize edit publication issue publisher publisher publication issuer publisher|
|10.||[ noun ] an announcement distributed to members of the press in order to supplement or replace an oral presentation|
|11.||[ noun ] a process that liberates or discharges something|
"there was a sudden release of oxygen" "the release of iodine from the thyroid gland"
|Related terms:||natural_process emission secrete|
|12.||[ noun ] (work) the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)|
|Synonyms:||discharge firing liberation sack sacking dismission dismissal|
|Related terms:||termination deactivation conge dishonorable_discharge Section_Eight superannuation removal fire free|
|13.||[ verb ] make (information) available publication|
"release the list with the names of the prisoners"
|Related terms:||issue declassify|
|14.||[ noun ] euphemistic expressions for death|
|Synonyms:||loss passing exit expiration going departure|
"thousands mourned his passing"
|Related terms:||death die go depart depart|
|15.||[ verb ] part with a possession or right|
|Synonyms:||relinquish give_up resign free|
"I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest" "resign a claim to the throne"
|Related terms:||pass sacrifice derequisition relinquishment acquittance|
|16.||[ noun ] (law,writing) a legal document evidencing the discharge of a debt or obligation|
|Related terms:||legal_document law|
|17.||[ noun ] the act of allowing a fluid to escape|
|Related terms:||flow turn spill spill|
|18.||[ noun ] activity that releases or expresses creative energy or emotion|
"she had no other outlet for her feelings" "he gave vent to his anger"
|Related terms:||activity vent|
|19.||[ verb ] make (assets) available|
|Synonyms:||unfreeze free unblock|
"release the holdings in the dictator's bank account"
|Related terms:||freeze freeze issue|
|20.||[ noun ] a formal written statement of relinquishment|
|Related terms:||relinquishment exemption discharge|
|21.||[ noun ] (music) the act or manner of terminating a musical phrase or tone|
|Related terms:||termination plosion music|