Loosen and Release


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Loosen verb – To set free (as from slavery or confinement).
Usage example: the secret police have ways of loosening your tongue

Release is a synonym for loosen in unfasten topic. In some cases you can use "Release" instead the word "Loosen" as a verb or a noun, when it comes to topics like free, weaken, loose, disengage.
Nearby Words: loose, looseness, loosely, loosening, loosener
Synonyms for Loosen


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Release verb – To set free (from a state of being held in check).
Usage example: the losing player released his anger with a great yell of frustration

Loosen is a synonym for release in action topic. You can use "Loosen" instead a verb "Release", if it concerns topics such as free, loose, disengage, let go.
Nearby Words: released, releasing
Synonyms for Release

Common collocations

material loosen material release material
tension loosen tension release tension

Both words in one sentence

  • Man Bites Man The shock makes him loosen his grip enough for her to free her arm, point the needle of the syringe that has stone-turning-venom in it and make him release her by threatening to inject the venom into him.
    Source: Man Bites Man
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