Antonyms of verb tense

2 of 4 senses of tense

Sense 3
tense, tense up -- (become tense, nervous, or uneasy; "He tensed up when he saw his opponent enter the room")
       Antonym of relax (Sense 1)
      => relax, loosen up, unbend, unwind, decompress, slow down -- (become less tense, rest, or take one's ease; "He relaxed in the hot tub"; "Let's all relax after a hard day's work")

Sense 4
tense, strain, tense up -- (cause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious; "he got a phone call from his lawyer that tensed him up")
       Antonym of relax (Sense 4)
      => relax, unstrain, unlax, loosen up, unwind, make relaxed -- (cause to feel relaxed; "A hot bath always relaxes me")

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

4 senses of tense

Sense 1
strain, tense -- (become stretched or tense or taut; "the bodybuilder's neck muscles tensed;" "the rope strained when the weight was attached")
       => tighten -- (become tight or tighter; "The rope tightened")

Sense 2
tense -- (increase the tension on; "alternately relax and tense your calf muscle"; "tense the rope manually before tensing the spring")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 3
tense, tense up -- (become tense, nervous, or uneasy; "He tensed up when he saw his opponent enter the room")
       => change state, turn -- (undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election")

Sense 4
tense, strain, tense up -- (cause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious; "he got a phone call from his lawyer that tensed him up")
       => affect -- (act physically on; have an effect upon; "the medicine affects my heart rate")

Antonyms of adj tensed

1 sense of tensed

Sense 1
tensed -- (having inflections to indicate tense)

INDIRECT (VIA finite) -> infinite, non-finite -- (of verbs; having neither person nor number nor mood (as a participle or gerund or infinitive); "infinite verb form")

Similarity of adj tensed

1 sense of tensed

Sense 1
tensed -- (having inflections to indicate tense)
       => finite (vs. infinite) -- (of verbs; relating to forms of the verb that are limited in time by a tense and (usually) show agreement with number and person)

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