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release

noun

1 release

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

Roget 760: permission, leave; allowance, sufferance; tolerance, toleration; liberty, law, license, concession, grace; indulgence etc. (lenity) ... show more

Roget 777a: exemption; absence etc. 187; exception, immunity, privilege, release.   

Roget 918: forgiveness, pardon, condonation, grace, remission, absolution, amnesty, oblivion; indulgence; reprieve.    conciliation; reconcilement; reconciliation etc. ... show more

Roget 790: restitution, return; rendition, reddition; restoration; reinvestment, recuperation; rehabilitation etc. (reconstruction) 660; reparation, atonement; compensation, ... show more



2 release

The act of liberating someone or something.

synonyms: freeing, liberation.

Dutch: bevrijding, verlossing, vrijlating

3 release

A process that liberates or discharges something.

4 release

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

synonyms: handout, press release.

Dutch: persmededeling

5 release

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

synonyms: discharge, dismissal, dismission, firing, liberation, sack, sacking.

Roget 927a: exemption, freedom, irresponsibility, immunity, liberty, license, release, exoneration, excuse, dispensation, absolution, franchise, renunciation, discharge; ... show more

Roget 807: payment, defrayment; discharge; acquittance, quittance; settlement, clearance, liquidation, satisfaction, reckoning, arrangement.    acknowledgment, release; receipt, ... show more

Roget 771: security; guaranty, guarantee; gage, warranty, bond, tie, pledge, plight, mortgage, collateral, debenture, hypothecation, ... show more

Roget 750: liberation, disengagement, release, enlargement, emancipation; disenthrallment, disenthralment; affranchisement, enfranchisement; manumission; discharge, dismissal.    deliverance etc. ... show more

Roget 284: propulsion, projection; propelment; vis a tergo [Lat.], force from behind; push, shove etc. (impulse) 276; ejaculate; ejection etc. 297; ... show more

Dutch: ontslag, uitstoot
Polish: odprawianie, zwalnianie

6 release

Euphemistic expressions for death.

synonyms: departure, exit, expiration, going, loss, passing.

Roget 360: death; decease, demise; dissolution, departure, obit, release, rest, quietus, fall; loss, bereavement; mortality, ... show more

7 release

A legal document evidencing the discharge of a debt or obligation.

synonym: acquittance.

Polish: wyrok uniewinniajÄ…cy

8 release

A device that when pressed will release part of a mechanism.

synonym: button.

Dutch: badge, toets, knop
Polish: zwalniacz

9 release

Activity that frees or expresses creative energy or emotion.

synonyms: outlet, vent.

Dutch: uitlaat, uitlaatklep

10 release

The act of allowing a fluid to escape.

synonyms: spill, spillage.

Polish: rozlanie siÄ™

11 release

A formal written statement of relinquishment.

synonyms: discharge, waiver.

Dutch: verwerping, verklaring van afstand, vrijstelling

12 release

music The act or manner of terminating a musical phrase or tone.

synonym: tone ending.

Roget 768a: release etc. (liberation) 750.   

verb

1 release

Release, as from one's grip.

synonyms: let go, let go of, relinquish.

Roget 760: permit; give permission etc. n., give power; let, allow, admit; suffer, bear with, tolerate, recognize; concede etc. ... show more

Dutch: loslaten, lossen

2 release

Grant freedom to; free from confinement.

synonyms: free, liberate, loose, unloose, unloosen.

Roget 970: acquit, exculpate, exonerate, clear; absolve, whitewash, assoil; discharge, release; liberate etc. 750.    reprieve, respite; ... show more

Roget 927a: be exempt etc. adj.. exempt, release, acquit, discharge, quitclaim, remise, remit; free, set at liberty, let off, ... show more

Roget 750: liberate, free; set free, set clear, set at liberty; render free, emancipate, release; enfranchise, affranchise; manumit; enlarge; disband, ... show more

3 release

Let (something) fall or spill from a container.

synonym: turn.

4 release

Prepare and issue for public distribution or sale.

synonyms: bring out, issue, publish, put out.

Dutch: publiceren, uitgeven

5 release

Eliminate (a substance):
— The plant releases a gas.

synonyms: discharge, eject, exhaust, expel.

Roget 284: propel, project, throw, fling, cast, pitch, chuck, toss, jerk, heave, shy, hurl; flirt, fillip.    ... show more

6 release

Generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids:
— Release a hormone into the blood stream.

synonym: secrete.

7 release

Make (information) available for publication:
— Release the list with the names of the prisoners.

synonym: free.

8 release

Part with a possession or right.

synonyms: free, give up, relinquish, resign.

Dutch: laten

9 release

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

synonyms: free, liberate.

10 release

Make (assets) available:
— Release the holdings in the dictator's bank account.

synonyms: free, unblock, unfreeze.


Moby thesaurus: OK, abandonment, abjuration, absolution, absolve, accord, account, acknowledgment, acquaintance, acquit, acquittal, acquittance, admission, admit, advice, allow, allowance, amnesty, annihilation, announcement ... show more.

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