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
Synonyms: turn

"turn the flour onto a plate"

Related terms: transmit throw deflate
5. [ verb ] let (something) fall or spill a container
Synonyms: turn

"turn the flour onto a plate"

Related terms: transmit deflate throw spill
6. [ noun ] the act of liberating someone or something
Synonyms: liberation freeing
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
Synonyms: secrete

"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
Synonyms: press_release handout
Related terms: announcement
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
Synonyms: free

"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
Synonyms: acquittance
Related terms: legal_document law
17. [ noun ] the act of allowing a fluid to escape
Synonyms: spillage spill
Related terms: flow turn spill spill
18. [ noun ] activity that releases or expresses creative energy or emotion
Synonyms: vent outlet

"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
Synonyms: discharge waiver
Related terms: relinquishment exemption discharge
21. [ noun ] (music) the act or manner of terminating a musical phrase or tone
Synonyms: tone_ending
Related terms: termination plosion music
Similar spelling:   realise