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release

noun (n)

  • merchandise issued for sale or public showing (especially a record or film) (noun.artifact)
    Example:
    A new release from the London Symphony Orchestra.
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of liberating someone or something (noun.act)
    Synonym: freeing, liberation
    source: wordnet30
  • a process that liberates or discharges something (noun.process)
    Example:
    There was a sudden release of oxygen.
    The release of iodine from the thyroid gland.
    source: wordnet30
  • an announcement distributed to members of the press in order to supplement or replace an oral presentation (noun.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart) (noun.act)
    source: wordnet30
  • euphemistic expressions for death (noun.event)
    source: wordnet30
  • a legal document evidencing the discharge of a debt or obligation (noun.communication)
    Synonym: acquittance
    source: wordnet30
  • a device that when pressed will release part of a mechanism (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: button
    source: wordnet30
  • activity that frees or expresses creative energy or emotion (noun.act)
    Synonym: outlet, vent
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of allowing a fluid to escape (noun.act)
    Synonym: spill, spillage
    source: wordnet30
  • a formal written statement of relinquishment (noun.act)
    Synonym: discharge, waiver
    source: wordnet30
  • (music) the act or manner of terminating a musical phrase or tone (noun.act)
    Synonym: tone ending
    source: wordnet30
  • The act of letting loose or freeing, or the state of being let loose or freed; liberation or discharge from restraint of any kind, as from confinement or bondage. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A device adapted to hold or release a device or mechanism as required; (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • release, as from one's grip (verb.contact)
    Synonym: let go, let go of, relinquish
    Antonym: hold, take hold
    source: wordnet30
  • grant freedom to; free from confinement (verb.social)
    Synonym: free, liberate, loose, unloose, unloosen
    Antonym: confine, detain
    source: wordnet30
  • let (something) fall or spill from a container (verb.contact)
    Synonym: turn
    source: wordnet30
  • prepare and issue for public distribution or sale (verb.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • eliminate (a substance) (verb.body)
    Example:
    The plant releases a gas.
    source: wordnet30
  • generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids (verb.body)
    Synonym: secrete
    Example:
    Release a hormone into the blood stream.
    source: wordnet30
  • make (information) available for publication (verb.social)
    Synonym: free
    Example:
    Release the list with the names of the prisoners.
    source: wordnet30
  • part with a possession or right (verb.possession)
    source: wordnet30
  • release (gas or energy) as a result of a chemical reaction or physical decomposition (verb.creation)
    Synonym: free, liberate
    source: wordnet30
  • make (assets) available (verb.change)
    Example:
    Release the holdings in the dictator's bank account.
    source: wordnet30
  • To lease again; to grant a new lease of; to let back. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To let loose again; to set free from restraint, confinement, or servitude; to give liberty to, or to set at liberty; to let go. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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