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Release

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Noun

1. release

merchandise issued for sale or public showing (especially a record or film)

Example Sentences:
'a new release from the London Symphony Orchestra'

2. freeing, liberation, release

the act of liberating someone or something

3. release

a process that liberates or discharges something

Example Sentences:
'there was a sudden release of oxygen'
'the release of iodine from the thyroid gland'

4. handout, press release, release

an announcement distributed to members of the press in order to supplement or replace an oral presentation

5. discharge, dismissal, dismission, firing, liberation, release, sack, sacking

the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)

6. departure, exit, expiration, going, loss, passing, release

euphemistic expressions for death

Example Sentences:
'thousands mourned his passing'

7. acquittance, release

a legal document evidencing the discharge of a debt or obligation

8. button, release

a device that when pressed will release part of a mechanism

9. outlet, release, vent

activity that frees or expresses creative energy or emotion

Example Sentences:
'she had no other outlet for her feelings'
'he gave vent to his anger'

10. release, spill, spillage

the act of allowing a fluid to escape

11. discharge, release, waiver

a formal written statement of relinquishment

12. release, tone ending

(music) the act or manner of terminating a musical phrase or tone

Verb

1. let go, let go of, release, relinquish

release, as from one's grip

Example Sentences:
'Let go of the door handle, please!'
'relinquish your grip on the rope--you won't fall'

2. free, liberate, loose, release, unloose, unloosen

grant freedom to; free from confinement

3. release, turn

let (something) fall or spill from a container

Example Sentences:
'turn the flour onto a plate'

4. bring out, issue, publish, put out, release

prepare and issue for public distribution or sale

Example Sentences:
'publish a magazine or newspaper'

5. discharge, eject, exhaust, expel, release

eliminate (a substance)

Example Sentences:
'combustion products are exhausted in the engine'
'the plant releases a gas'

6. release, secrete

generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids

Example Sentences:
'secrete digestive juices'
'release a hormone into the blood stream'

7. free, release

make (information) available for publication

Example Sentences:
'release the list with the names of the prisoners'

8. free, give up, release, relinquish, resign

part with a possession or right

Example Sentences:
'I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest'
'resign a claim to the throne'

9. free, liberate, release

release (gas or energy) as a result of a chemical reaction or physical decomposition

10. free, release, unblock, unfreeze

make (assets) available

Example Sentences:
'release the holdings in the dictator's bank account'


1. release

merchandise issued for sale or public showing (especially a record or film)

Example Sentences:
'a new release from the London Symphony Orchestra'

2. freeing, liberation, release

the act of liberating someone or something

3. release

a process that liberates or discharges something

Example Sentences:
'there was a sudden release of oxygen'
'the release of iodine from the thyroid gland'

4. handout, press release, release

an announcement distributed to members of the press in order to supplement or replace an oral presentation

5. discharge, dismissal, dismission, firing, liberation, release, sack, sacking

the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)

6. departure, exit, expiration, going, loss, passing, release

euphemistic expressions for death

Example Sentences:
'thousands mourned his passing'

7. acquittance, release

a legal document evidencing the discharge of a debt or obligation

8. button, release

a device that when pressed will release part of a mechanism

9. outlet, release, vent

activity that frees or expresses creative energy or emotion

Example Sentences:
'she had no other outlet for her feelings'
'he gave vent to his anger'

10. release, spill, spillage

the act of allowing a fluid to escape

11. discharge, release, waiver

a formal written statement of relinquishment

12. release, tone ending

(music) the act or manner of terminating a musical phrase or tone


1. let go, let go of, release, relinquish

release, as from one's grip

Example Sentences:
'Let go of the door handle, please!'
'relinquish your grip on the rope--you won't fall'

2. free, liberate, loose, release, unloose, unloosen

grant freedom to; free from confinement

3. release, turn

let (something) fall or spill from a container

Example Sentences:
'turn the flour onto a plate'

4. bring out, issue, publish, put out, release

prepare and issue for public distribution or sale

Example Sentences:
'publish a magazine or newspaper'

5. discharge, eject, exhaust, expel, release

eliminate (a substance)

Example Sentences:
'combustion products are exhausted in the engine'
'the plant releases a gas'

6. release, secrete

generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids

Example Sentences:
'secrete digestive juices'
'release a hormone into the blood stream'

7. free, release

make (information) available for publication

Example Sentences:
'release the list with the names of the prisoners'

8. free, give up, release, relinquish, resign

part with a possession or right

Example Sentences:
'I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest'
'resign a claim to the throne'

9. free, liberate, release

release (gas or energy) as a result of a chemical reaction or physical decomposition

10. free, release, unblock, unfreeze

make (assets) available

Example Sentences:
'release the holdings in the dictator's bank account'

Based on WordNet 3.0, Princeton University


Release

see synonyms of release
verb (transitive)
1. 
to free (a person, animal, etc) from captivity or imprisonment
2. 
to free (someone) from obligation or duty
3. 
to free (something) from (one's grip); let go or fall
4. 
to issue (a record, film, book, etc) for sale or circulation
5. 
to make (news or information) known or allow (news or information) to be made known
to release details of an agreement
6. law
to relinquish (a right, claim, title, etc) in favour of someone else
7. ethology
to evoke (a response) through the presentation of a stimulus that produces the response innately
noun
8. 
the act of freeing or state of being freed, as from captivity, imprisonment, duty, pain, life, etc
9. 
the act of issuing for sale or publication
10. 
something issued for sale or public showing, esp a film or musical recording
a new release from Bob Dylan
11. 
a news item, document, etc, made available for publication, broadcasting, etc
12. law
the surrender of a claim, right, title, etc, in favour of someone else
13. 
a control mechanism for starting or stopping an engine
14. 
a. 
the opening of the exhaust valve of a steam engine near the end of the piston stroke
b. 
the moment at which this valve opens
15. 
the electronic control regulating how long a note sounds after a synthesizer key has been released
16. 
the control mechanism for the shutter in a camera

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Release

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verb transitiveWord forms: reˈleased or reˈleasing
1. 
to set free, as from confinement, duty, work, etc.
2. 
to let go or let loose
to release an arrow
3. 
to grant freedom from a tax, penalty, obligation, etc.
4. 
to set free from pain, cares, etc.; relieve
5.  US
to permit to be issued, shown, published, broadcast, etc.; put into circulation
6.  Law
to give up or surrender to someone else (a claim, right, etc.)
noun
7. 
a setting free or being set free; deliverance; liberation
8. 
a freeing or being freed from a tax, obligation, etc.
9. 
a. 
a relief from pain, cares, etc.
b. 
relief from emotional tension through a spontaneous, uninhibited expression of an emotion
10. 
a document authorizing release, as from an obligation, from prison, etc.
11. 
the act of letting loose something caught, held in position, etc.
12. 
a device to release a catch, etc., as for starting or stopping a machine
13.  US
a. 
the act of releasing a book, film, news story, etc. to the public
b. 
the book, film, news story, etc. released
14.  Music
a. 
the act or method of ending a tone
b.  US
the third group of eight measures in a common form of 32-bar chorus, as in a popular tune, which supplies a bridge between repetitions of the melody
15.  Law
a. 
a giving up or surrender to someone else, as of a claim or right
b. 
the document by which this is done; quitclaim

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Release

see synonyms of release
tr.v. re·leased, re·leas·ing, re·leas·es
1.
a. To set free from confinement or bondage: released the prisoner.
b. To set free from physical restraint or binding; let go: released the balloons; released the brake.
c. To cause or allow to move away or spread from a source or place of confinement: cells that release histamine.
d. To make available for use: released the funds for the project.
2.
a. To set free from obligations, commitments, or debt: released them from their contract.
b. To relieve of care or suffering: Only death could release him from suffering.
3.
a. To issue for performance, sale, publication, or distribution: release a new movie.
b. To make known or available: released the new study on the drug.
4. Law To surrender (a right, claim, or title).
n.
1.
a. Deliverance or liberation, as from confinement.
b. Discharge from an obligation or commitment.
c. Relief from suffering or care.
2.
a. An unfastening or letting go, as of something caught or held fast.
b. Sports The action of throwing a ball or propelling a puck: a quarterback with a quick release.
c. Linguistics The movement of a vocal organ or organs so as to end the closure of a stop consonant.
3. A device or catch for locking or releasing a mechanism.
4.
a. The act or an instance of issuing something for publication, use, or distribution.
b. Something thus issued: a new release of a software program.
c. The condition of being available, in use, or in publication: a movie in wide release.
5. Law
a. The surrender of a right, title, or claim, especially to one against whom the right, title, or claim would be enforced or exercised.
b. The document attesting to such surrender.

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