Make loose or looser (synset 200420328)
"loosen the tension on a rope"hyponym:synonym: loose
Make less severe or strict (synset 202607993)
"The government relaxed the curfew after most of the rebels were caught"synonym: relax
Become less severe or strict (synset 202607805)
"The rules relaxed after the new director arrived"hypernym: change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original naturesynonym: relax
Disentangle and raise the fibers of (synset 201466421)
Cause to become loose (synset 201287511)
"undo the shoelace"; "untie the knot"; "loosen the necktie"
Make less dense (synset 201278080)
"loosen the soil"
Become loose or looser or less tight (synset 200420090)
"The noose loosened"; "the rope relaxed"hypernym: weaken - become weaker
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