Synonyms of 'relax'
1 be or feel at ease, chill out (slang, mainly US), take it easyI ought to relax and stop worrying about it.
be or feel at ease
chill out (slang, mainly US)
Take it easy, man - you need to chill out.
take it easy
lighten up (slang)
put your feet up
hang loose (slang)
let yourself go (informal)
let your hair down (informal)
a time when everyone really lets their hair down
mellow out (informal)
make yourself at home
outspan (South Africa)
Let's take a break and just outspan for a while.
take your ease
2 calm downDictionary, calm, sootheDo something that you know relaxes you.
4 lessenDictionary, reduce, easeHe gradually relaxed his grip on the arms of the chair.
Keep immunisations up to date to lessen the risk of serious illness.
Consumption is being reduced by 25 per cent.
Family structures are weakening and breaking up.
There is no sign that the Party will loosen its grip on the country.
The rain had let up.
Inflationary pressures continued to slacken last month.
5 moderateDictionary, ease, relieveRules governing student conduct have been relaxed in recent years.
The crisis has moderated somewhat.
I gave him some brandy to ease the pain.
Drugs can relieve much of the pain.
Her opponents believe that her authority has been fatally weakened.
Federalism is intended to diminish the power of the central state.
ways of mitigating the effects of an explosion
Her grip slackened on his arm.
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She had a drink to calm her nerves.
chill out (slang, US)
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Thesaurus for relax from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you relax or if something relaxes you, you feel more calm and less worried or tense.