1. Become less tense, rest, or take one's ease (synset 200026378)
    "He relaxed in the hot tub"; "Let's all relax after a hard day's work"
  2. Make less taut (synset 200420638)
    "relax the tension on the rope"
  3. Become loose or looser or less tight (synset 200420090)
    "The noose loosened"; "the rope relaxed"
  4. Cause to feel relaxed (synset 200025647)
    "A hot bath always relaxes me"
  5. Become less tense, less formal, or less restrained, and assume a friendlier manner (synset 202608209)
    "our new colleague relaxed when he saw that we were a friendly group"
  6. Make less severe or strict (synset 202607993)
    "The government relaxed the curfew after most of the rebels were caught"
  7. Become less severe or strict (synset 202607805)
    "The rules relaxed after the new director arrived"
  8. Make less active or fast (synset 200442167)
    "He slackened his pace as he got tired"; "Don't relax your efforts now"

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