Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun free

1 sense of free

Sense 1
free, free people -- (people who are free; "the home of the free and the brave")
       => people -- ((plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience")

Antonyms of verb free

2 of 11 senses of free

Sense 1
free, liberate, release, unloose, unloosen, loose -- (grant freedom to; free from confinement)
       Antonym of confine (Sense 5)
      => confine, detain -- (deprive of freedom; take into confinement)

Sense 7
free, disengage -- (free or remove obstruction from; "free a path across the cluttered floor")
       Antonym of obstruct (Sense 2)
      => obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up -- (block passage through; "obstruct the path")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb free

11 senses of free

Sense 1
free, liberate, release, unloose, unloosen, loose -- (grant freedom to; free from confinement)

Sense 2
rid, free, disembarrass -- (relieve from; "Rid the house of pests")

Sense 3
dislodge, free -- (remove or force out from a position; "The dentist dislodged the piece of food that had been stuck under my gums"; "He finally could free the legs of the earthquake victim who was buried in the rubble")
       => remove, take, take away, withdraw -- (remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment")

Sense 4
exempt, relieve, free -- (grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to; "She exempted me from the exam")

Sense 5
free, release -- (make (information) available for publication; "release the list with the names of the prisoners")
       => issue, supply -- (circulate or distribute or equip with; "issue a new uniform to the children"; "supply blankets for the beds")

Sense 6
free, discharge -- (free from obligations or duties)

Sense 7
free, disengage -- (free or remove obstruction from; "free a path across the cluttered floor")

Sense 8
absolve, justify, free -- (let off the hook; "I absolve you from this responsibility")
       => forgive -- (stop blaming or grant forgiveness; "I forgave him his infidelity"; "She cannot forgive him for forgetting her birthday")

Sense 9
release, relinquish, resign, free, give up -- (part with a possession or right; "I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest"; "resign a claim to the throne")
       => pass, hand, reach, pass on, turn over, give -- (place into the hands or custody of; "hand me the spoon, please"; "Turn the files over to me, please"; "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers")

Sense 10
release, free, liberate -- (release (gas or energy) as a result of a chemical reaction or physical decomposition)
       => generate, bring forth -- (bring into existence; "The new manager generated a lot of problems"; "The computer bug generated chaos in the office"; "The computer generated this image"; "The earthquake generated a tsunami")

Sense 11
unblock, unfreeze, free, release -- (make (assets) available; "release the holdings in the dictator's bank account")
       => issue, supply -- (circulate or distribute or equip with; "issue a new uniform to the children"; "supply blankets for the beds")

Antonyms of adj free

9 senses of free

Sense 1
free (vs. unfree) -- (able to act at will; not hampered; not under compulsion or restraint; "free enterprise"; "a free port"; "a free country"; "I have an hour free"; "free will"; "free of racism"; "feel free to stay as long as you wish"; "a free choice")

unfree (vs. free) -- (hampered and not free; not able to act at will)
        => adscript, adscripted -- ((used of persons) bound to a tract of land; hence their service is transferable from owner to owner; "an adscript serf")
        => apprenticed, articled, bound, indentured -- (bound by contract)
        => at bay (predicate), cornered, trapped, treed -- (forced to turn and face attackers; "a stag at bay"; "she had me cornered between the porch and her car"; "like a trapped animal")
        => captive, confined, imprisoned, jailed -- (being in captivity)
        => entangled -- (involved in difficulties)
        => nonautonomous, nonsovereign -- ((of peoples and political bodies) controlled by outside forces)
        => prisonlike -- (resembling a prison)
        => serflike -- (like someone in servitude)

Sense 2
free (vs. bound) -- (unconstrained or not chemically bound in a molecule or not fixed and capable of relatively unrestricted motion; "free expansion"; "free oxygen"; "a free electron")

bound (vs. free) -- (held with another element, substance or material in chemical or physical union)
        => conjugate, conjugated -- (of an organic compound; containing two or more double bonds each separated from the other by a single bond)
        => conjugate, conjugated -- (formed by the union of two compounds; "a conjugated protein")

Sense 3
complimentary, costless, free, gratis (predicate), gratuitous -- (costing nothing; "complimentary tickets"; "free admission")

INDIRECT (VIA unpaid) -> paid -- (marked by the reception of pay; "paid work"; "a paid official"; "a paid announcement"; "a paid check")

Sense 4
free -- (not occupied or in use; "a free locker"; "a free lane")

INDIRECT (VIA unoccupied) -> occupied -- (held or filled or in use; "she keeps her time well occupied"; "the wc is occupied")

Sense 5
detached, free -- (not fixed in position; "the detached shutter fell on him"; "he pulled his arm free and ran")

INDIRECT (VIA unfixed) -> fixed -- (securely placed or fastened or set; "a fixed piece of wood"; "a fixed resistor")

Sense 6
free (vs. unfree) -- (not held in servitude; "after the Civil War he was a free man")

unfree (vs. free) -- (held in servitude; "he was born of slave parents")
        => servile (prenominal) -- (relating to or involving slaves or appropriate for slaves or servants; "Brown's attempt at servile insurrection"; "the servile wars of Sicily"; "servile work")
        => slaveholding -- (allowing slavery; "the slaveholding South")

Sense 7
spare, free -- (not taken up by scheduled activities; "a free hour between classes"; "spare time on my hands")

INDIRECT (VIA unoccupied) -> occupied -- (held or filled or in use; "she keeps her time well occupied"; "the wc is occupied")

Sense 8
barren, destitute, devoid, free, innocent -- (completely wanting or lacking; "writing barren of insight"; "young recruits destitute of experience"; "innocent of literary merit"; "the sentence was devoid of meaning")

INDIRECT (VIA nonexistent) -> existent, existing -- (having existence or being or actuality; "an attempt to refine the existent machinery to make it more efficient"; "much of the beluga caviar existing in the world is found in the Soviet Union and Iran")

Sense 9
free, loose, liberal -- (not literal; "a loose interpretation of what she had been told"; "a free translation of the poem")

INDIRECT (VIA inexact) -> exact -- (marked by strict and particular and complete accordance with fact; "an exact mind"; "an exact copy"; "hit the exact center of the target")

Similarity of adj free

9 senses of free

Sense 1
free (vs. unfree) -- (able to act at will; not hampered; not under compulsion or restraint; "free enterprise"; "a free port"; "a free country"; "I have an hour free"; "free will"; "free of racism"; "feel free to stay as long as you wish"; "a free choice")
       => at large (predicate), escaped, loose, on the loose (predicate) -- (having escaped, especially from confinement; "a convict still at large"; "searching for two escaped prisoners"; "dogs loose on the streets"; "criminals on the loose in the neighborhood")
       => autonomous, independent, self-governing, sovereign -- ((of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces; "an autonomous judiciary"; "a sovereign state")
       => available, uncommitted -- (not busy; not otherwise committed; "he was not available for comment"; "he was available and willing to accompany her")
       => aweigh, atrip -- ((of an anchor) just clear of the bottom)
       => clear (predicate) -- (free from contact or proximity or connection; "we were clear of the danger"; "the ship was clear of the reef")
       => emancipated, liberated -- (free from traditional social restraints; "an emancipated young woman pursuing her career"; "a liberated lifestyle")
       => footloose -- (free to go or do as one pleases; "Americans have always been a footloose people always moving on"; "a footloose young man eager to see the big city")
       => out-of-school -- (not attending school and therefore free to work; "opportunities for out-of-school youth")
       => unconfined, unimprisoned -- (free from confinement or physical restraint)
       => unconstrained -- (free from constraint; "he was unconstrained by any of the sanctions of polite society"; "the dog was unconstrained"; "idle, unconstrained gossip")
       => unhampered -- (not held in check or subject to control; "unhampered dissemination of news"; "this would give black people the opportunity to live unhampered by racism")
       => unrestricted -- (free of restrictions on conduct; "I had unrestricted access")
          Also See-> free#6; independent#1; unbound#2; unconfined#1; unrestrained#1; unrestricted#1

Sense 2
free (vs. bound) -- (unconstrained or not chemically bound in a molecule or not fixed and capable of relatively unrestricted motion; "free expansion"; "free oxygen"; "a free electron")
       => liberated -- ((of a gas e.g.) released from chemical combination)
       => unbound -- (not held in chemical or physical combination)

Sense 3
complimentary, costless, free, gratis (predicate), gratuitous -- (costing nothing; "complimentary tickets"; "free admission")
       => unpaid (vs. paid) -- (not paid; "unpaid wages"; "an unpaid bill")

Sense 4
free -- (not occupied or in use; "a free locker"; "a free lane")
       => unoccupied (vs. occupied) -- (not held or filled or in use; "an unoccupied telephone booth"; "unoccupied hours")

Sense 5
detached, free -- (not fixed in position; "the detached shutter fell on him"; "he pulled his arm free and ran")
       => unfixed (vs. fixed) -- (not firmly placed or set or fastened)

Sense 6
free (vs. unfree) -- (not held in servitude; "after the Civil War he was a free man")
       => freeborn -- (born free of free parents)
       => free-soil, slaveless, non-slave -- (where slavery was prohibited; "a free-soil state")
          Also See-> free#1

Sense 7
spare, free -- (not taken up by scheduled activities; "a free hour between classes"; "spare time on my hands")
       => unoccupied (vs. occupied) -- (not held or filled or in use; "an unoccupied telephone booth"; "unoccupied hours")

Sense 8
barren, destitute, devoid, free, innocent -- (completely wanting or lacking; "writing barren of insight"; "young recruits destitute of experience"; "innocent of literary merit"; "the sentence was devoid of meaning")
       => nonexistent (vs. existent) -- (not having existence or being or actuality; "chimeras are nonexistent")

Sense 9
free, loose, liberal -- (not literal; "a loose interpretation of what she had been told"; "a free translation of the poem")
       => inexact (vs. exact) -- (not exact)

Synonyms of adv free

1 sense of free

Sense 1
loose, free -- (without restraint; "cows in India are running loose")

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