verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
SYNONYMS FOR relax
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Origin of relax
OTHER WORDS FROM relaxre·lax·a·tive, re·lax·a·tory [ri-lak-suh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee], /rɪˈlæk səˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjectivere·lax·er, nouno·ver·re·lax, verbun·re·lax·ing, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for relax
Cool down after the walkOnce you get back home, you can flop down and relax or try to squeeze a little more productivity out of your pooch.
So when as an adult he quickly stretched a piece of natural rubber and felt its sudden warmth on his lip — and its subsequent coolness as it relaxed — he gained what he considered the most direct and convincing proof of a curious phenomenon.
With no need to worry about our backgrounds, whether our faces were frozen into alertness, or whether we were providing each other with the illusion of eye contact, my students and I could relax, focusing our full attention on one another.
Despite some progress, especially in testing, most of the country’s local health departments still don’t have the workforce or the infrastructure needed to safely relax social distancing.The U.S. largely wasted time bought by COVID-19 lockdowns. Now what?|Jonathan Lambert|July 1, 2020|Science News
They can face bias when they try to play, relax and develop their interests in the outdoors.#BlackBirdersWeek seeks to open the outdoors for everyone|Jonathan Lambert|June 4, 2020|Science News For Students
The rest of the time he generally has staycations, relaxing at home.
Maybe, but surely a vacation should be spent relaxing on the beach and recharging the batteries.The Hell of the Hamptons: Why the Exclusive Hotspot Is a Mind-Numbing Drag|Robert Gold|August 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Colorado Republican described gardening as a “very relaxing hobby” while reflecting on the closely fought primary.Tom Tancredo Loses GOP Primary For Colorado Governor|Ben Jacobs|June 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It also includes unique coping methods, such as voice-recorded mindfulness and relaxation exercises, or relaxing music.
The cameramen hollered to him and turned him this way and that and he complied reluctantly, never relaxing.One Red Rose for the Green Kid Who Won the Kentucky Derby|Red Smith|May 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was aware of the muscles pulling and relaxing as the kelit ran, and the long bones sliding in their lubricated joints.Insidekick|Jesse Franklin Bone
This surplus Sir Robert Peel proposed to apply in relaxing the commercial tariff.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.|E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
Gradually the relaxing steam-radiators began to grunt and grumble into a chill quietude.Molly Make-Believe|Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
"Yes—me trade," replied the Sioux, his painted face relaxing with the grin that had become almost chronic.Two Boys in Wyoming|Edward S. Ellis
Was it possible that it was relaxing its grasp, releasing its prey?Lavengro|George Borrow