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

12 senses of release

Sense 1
release -- (merchandise issued for sale or public showing (especially a record or film); "a new release from the London Symphony Orchestra")
       => merchandise, ware, product -- (commodities offered for sale; "good business depends on having good merchandise"; "that store offers a variety of products")

Sense 2
liberation, release, freeing -- (the act of liberating someone or something)
       => accomplishment, achievement -- (the action of accomplishing something)

Sense 3
release -- (a process that liberates or discharges something; "there was a sudden release of oxygen"; "the release of iodine from the thyroid gland")
       => natural process, natural action, action, activity -- (a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity")

Sense 4
handout, press release, release -- (an announcement distributed to members of the press in order to supplement or replace an oral presentation)
       => announcement, promulgation -- (a public statement containing information about an event that has happened or is going to happen; "the announcement appeared in the local newspaper"; "the promulgation was written in English")

Sense 5
dismissal, dismission, discharge, firing, liberation, release, sack, sacking -- (the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart))
       => termination, ending, conclusion -- (the act of ending something; "the termination of the agreement")

Sense 6
passing, loss, departure, exit, expiration, going, release -- (euphemistic expressions for death; "thousands mourned his passing")
       => death, decease, expiry -- (the event of dying or departure from life; "her death came as a terrible shock"; "upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren")

Sense 7
acquittance, release -- (a legal document evidencing the discharge of a debt or obligation)
       => legal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument -- ((law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right)

Sense 8
release, button -- (a device that when pressed will release part of a mechanism)
       => device -- (an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water")

Sense 9
release, outlet, vent -- (activity that frees or expresses creative energy or emotion; "she had no other outlet for her feelings"; "he gave vent to his anger")
       => activity -- (any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity")

Sense 10
spill, spillage, release -- (the act of allowing a fluid to escape)
       => flow, stream -- (the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression)

Sense 11
release, waiver, discharge -- (a formal written statement of relinquishment)
       => relinquishment, relinquishing -- (the act of giving up and abandoning a struggle or task etc.)

Sense 12
release, tone ending -- ((music) the act or manner of terminating a musical phrase or tone)
       => termination, ending, conclusion -- (the act of ending something; "the termination of the agreement")

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

10 senses of release

Sense 1
let go of, let go, release, relinquish -- (release, as from one's grip; "Let go of the door handle, please!"; "relinquish your grip on the rope--you won't fall")

Sense 2
free, liberate, release, unloose, unloosen, loose -- (grant freedom to; free from confinement)

Sense 3
turn, release -- (let (something) fall or spill from a container; "turn the flour onto a plate")
       => transmit, transfer, transport, channel, channelize, channelise -- (send from one person or place to another; "transmit a message")

Sense 4
publish, bring out, put out, issue, release -- (prepare and issue for public distribution or sale; "publish a magazine or newspaper")
       => publicize, publicise, air, bare -- (make public; "She aired her opinions on welfare")

Sense 5
exhaust, discharge, expel, eject, release -- (eliminate (a substance); "combustion products are exhausted in the engine"; "the plant releases a gas")

Sense 6
secrete, release -- (generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids; "secrete digestive juices"; "release a hormone into the blood stream")
       => exude, exudate, transude, ooze out, ooze -- (release (a liquid) in drops or small quantities; "exude sweat through the pores")

Sense 7
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 8
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 9
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 10
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")

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