Release - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- a process that liberates or discharges something
the release of iodine from the thyroid gland
- 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)
- a device that when pressed will release part of a mechanism (syn: button)
- activity that frees or expresses creative energy or emotion (syn: outlet, vent)
- the act of allowing a fluid to escape (syn: spill)
- a formal written statement of relinquishment (syn: discharge, waiver)
- (music) the act or manner of terminating a musical phrase or tone
- 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: bring out, issue, publish, put out)
- eliminate (a substance) (syn: discharge, eject, exhaust, expel)
- release (gas or energy) as a result of a chemical reaction or physical decomposition (syn: free, liberate)
- make (assets) available (syn: free, unblock, unfreeze)
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.
Exercise triggers the release of chemicals in the brain that make you feel better.
They've filed a request for release from the contract.
present participle: releasing
past tense: released
past participle: released