Release - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈliːs|  American pronunciation of the word release
Brit.  |rɪˈliːs|  British pronunciation of the word release


- merchandise issued for sale or public showing (especially a record or film)
- the act of liberating someone or something (syn: freeing, liberation)
- a process that liberates or discharges something
- an announcement distributed to members of the press in order to supplement or replace an oral presentation (syn: handout)
- the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart) (syn: discharge, dismissal, dismission, firing, liberation, sack, sacking)
- euphemistic expressions for death (syn: departure, exit, expiration, going, loss, passing)
- a legal document evidencing the discharge of a debt or obligation (syn: acquittance)

▼ (5)


- release, as from one's grip (syn: relinquish)
- grant freedom to; free from confinement (syn: free, liberate, loose, unloose, unloosen)
- let (something) fall or spill from a container (syn: turn)
- prepare and issue for public distribution or sale (syn: issue, publish)
- eliminate (a substance)(syn: discharge, eject, exhaust, expel)
- generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids(syn: secrete)
- make (information) available for publication(syn: free)

▼ (3)


The hostages have been released.

The judge released the prisoner.

The lion was released from its cage.

There is a lot of controversy over whether or not wolves should be released into the park.

I released my son's hand, and he ran out onto the playground.

The factory faced serious fines for releasing dangerous chemicals into the river.

Heat is released into the atmosphere by cars.

During exercise, the body releases chemicals in the brain that make you feel better.

She started to cry, releasing all of her repressed emotion.

Exercise is a good way to release stress.

The prisoner is eligible for early release.

There was a controversy over the release of wolves into the park.

The prisoner was given an early release.

the release of heat into the atmosphere

Exercise triggers the release of chemicals in the brain that make you feel better.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: release
he/she/it: releases
present participle: releasing
past tense: released
past participle: released
singular: release
plural: releases
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