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Definitions of release

  1. a legal document evidencing the discharge of a debt or obligation
  2. prepare and issue for public distribution or sale; " publish a magazine or newspaper"
  3. euphemistic expressions for death; " thousands mourned his passing"
  4. a formal written statement of relinquishment
  5. the termination of someone's employment ( leaving them free to depart)
  6. eliminate, as of bodily substances
  7. the act of liberating someone or something
  8. part with a possession or right; " I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long- term house guest"; " resign a claim to the throne"
  9. an announcement distributed to members of the press in order to supplement or replace an oral presentation
  10. grant freedom to; free from confinement
  11. make available or free for sale or publication
  12. ( music) the act or manner of terminating a musical phrase or tone
  13. the act of allowing a fluid to escape
  14. merchandise issued for sale or public showing ( especially a record or film); " a new release from the London Symphony Orchestra"
  15. a process that liberates or discharges something; " there was a sudden release of oxygen"; " the release of iodine from the thyroid gland"
  16. activity that releases or expresses creative energy or emotion; " she had no other outlet for her feelings"; " he gave vent to his anger"
  17. generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids; " secrete digestive juices"; " release a hormone into the blood stream"
  18. eliminate ( substances) from the body
  19. make ( assets) available; " release the holdings in the dictator's bank account"
  20. let ( something) fall or spill a container; " turn the flour onto a plate"
  21. release, as from one's grip; " Let go of the door handle, please!"; " relinquish your grip on the rope-- you won't fall"
  22. make ( information) available publication; " release the list with the names of the prisoners"
  23. A device adapted to hold or release a device or mechanism as required;
  24. A catch on a motor- starting rheostat, which automatically releases the rheostat arm and so stops the motor in case of a break in the field circuit; also, the catch on an electromagnetic circuit breaker for a motor, which acts in case of an overload.
  25. The act or manner of ending a sound.
  26. In the block- signaling system, a printed card conveying information and instructions to be used at intermediate sidings without telegraphic stations.
  27. To lease again; to grant a new lease of; to let back.
  28. To let loose again; to set free from restraint, confinement, or servitude; to give liberty to, or to set at liberty; to let go.
  29. To relieve from something that confines, burdens, or oppresses, as from pain, trouble, obligation, penalty.
  30. To let go, as a legal claim; to discharge or relinquish a right to, as lands or tenements, by conveying to another who has some right or estate in possession, as when the person in remainder releases his right to the tenant in possession; to quit.
  31. To loosen; to relax; to remove the obligation of; as, to release an ordinance.
  32. 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.
  33. Relief from care, pain, or any burden.
  34. Discharge from obligation or responsibility, as from debt, penalty, or claim of any kind; acquittance.
  35. A giving up or relinquishment of some right or claim; a conveyance of a man's right in lands or tenements to another who has some estate in possession; a quitclaim.
  36. The act of opening the exhaust port to allow the steam to escape.
  37. The act of setting free; state of being set free; deliverance from pain, anxiety, distress, etc.; a freeing from an obligation or penalty; as, release from debt.
  38. To set free; as, to release a man from prison; free from obligation or penalty; deliver from pain, trouble, etc.
  39. To let loose from: to set free: to discharge from: to relieve: to let go, as a claim: to give up a right to.
  40. A setting free: discharge or acquittance: the giving up of a right or claim.
  41. A setting free; discharge.
  42. To set free; discharge; give up.
  43. To set free; liberate.
  44. To relinquish, as a right or claim.
  45. The act of releasing; discharge; relinquishment.
  46. To lease again.
  47. Liberation from restraint, pain, & c.; discharge from an obligation. Deed of release, a conveyance of a man's right in lands or tenements to another who has some estate in possession; a quitclaim. See Relax.
  48. To set free from restraint; to free from pain, care, trouble, grief, & c.; to free from obligation or claim.
  49. To set free from restraint of any kind; to let go; to free from obligation or penalty.
  50. A setting free from any claim, obligation, or restraint; acquittance.
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Antonyms for release

clench, gripe, wrath, confiscate, beleaguer, encumber, expropriate, censure, grasp, invest, freeze, Vanquishing, discipline, Subjugating, confine, abridge, ache, punish, inculpate, ligature, pretense, block, cement, entrap, collar, pain, seclude, nobble, handhold, strangle, comprehend, circumscribe, embarrass, captivity, misery, agony, prosecute, nemesis, besiege, summon, embrangle, discomfort, keep in, cut off, harrow, need, withhold, cord, restrain, oblige, ensnare, castigation, handgrip, embroil, overpowering, clutch, subjugate, indict, Detainer, pull in, unrest, dominating, repress, detain, impeach, sequester, capture, sting, retain, internment, torment, tingle, claim, nab, keep back, obstruct, catch, subdue, arrest, commit, call, castigate, bond, overtake, subjection, beset, penalize, deactivate, tie, put, grapple, segregate, stitch, confinement, assess, obligation, hold, imprison, seize, chasten, devoir, insulate, clasp, dominate, burden, smother, shut off, twinge, intern, suffering, take hold of, bridle, grip, chastisement, pang, accuse, keep down, prison, incarceration, pacify, chastise, compel, impose, convict, overpower, hamper, impoundment, torture, submerge, condemn, incumbency, turn off, responsibility, bedevil, take hold, comeuppance, Short circuit, excruciate, arraign, link, hold back, conquer, Subjecting, bust, pretension, tie up, apprehension, immobilise, stymie, office, nail, Arrestment, Enfetter, imprisonment, attach, charge, discover, penalty, bind, commitment, stifle, Subduing, smart, obligate, correction, DO, punishment, glom, agonize, detention, secure, anguish, incarcerate, conquest, afflict, vanquish, immobilize, enchain, domination, inhibit, pick up, duty, Dibs, suppress, hold in, throe, persecute, apprehend, subjugation, Gyve, Detainment.

Quotes of release

  1. What the real world of 1941 needed most was the release and relief provided by laughter. – Joseph Barbera
  2. The final release point for the fastball is the tips of your fingers. – Steve Carlton
  3. It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power. – Alan Cohen
  4. A few years ago, there were requests to me, Can we make this? I said that I have no rights. Contact the Hitchcock estate, which won't release it for a remake. – Patricia Highsmith
  5. The war was declared over- the end of major combat operations- in May 2003. Release procedures got under way immediately; reducing the population from 8, 000 to just over 300, of course, requires fewer military police soldiers. – Janis Karpinski
  6. It is not the end of the physical body that should worry us. Rather, our concern must be to live while we're alive- to release our inner selves from the spiritual death that comes with living behind a facade designed to conform to external definitions of who and what we are. – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  7. You release these things, and if they fly then you have more. – Howie Mandel
  8. In 1994 the U. S. Court of Appeals decided in the case of Oliver North to permit the release of grand jury evidence, because it had already been so thoroughly leaked. – Donella Meadows
  9. A new release of Plan 9 happened in June, and at about the same time a new release of the Inferno system, which began here, was announced by Vita Nuova. – Dennis Ritchie
  10. I figure if it's turns out well the film will have its own momentum and will carry into the video release So it's hard to really picture the DVD version when I'm in production. – Jay Roach
  11. Nobody could tell us or really had a very good idea, if there were a massive release of radiation, what kind of medical treatment people were going to need and this or that, or, indeed, whether there would be medical personnel around. – William Scranton
  12. What I had said in the morning was that this is what we know has happened, but there has been no significant off -site release Only to find out moments later that, in fact, there had been an off -site release I still haven't gotten over that. – William Scranton
  13. Music is like a huge release of tension. – James Taylor
  14. So many people release albums before Christmas and they get lost in the Christmas rush. – Bonnie Tyler
  15. Life is for the living. I was a little scared before surgery 'cause of the release you sign that says there's always a very small percent chance that you'll die during the operation. – Billy West

Usage examples for release

  1. If I could release the prisoners without noise- which would be easy were the key in the lock- we might hope to pass through the hall by a tour de force of one kind or another. – Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France by Stanley J. Weyman
  2. Susannah tried to release herself from the embrace. – The Mormon Prophet by Lily Dougall
  3. A sense of sweet release spread through him from head to foot. – The Blue Flower, and Others by Henry van Dyke
  4. I- I must ask you to release my hands.... – The Firing Line by Robert W. Chambers
  5. But tell me only why he didn't come and I'll release you." – Tales From Two Hemispheres by Hjalmar Hjorth Boysen
  6. " Release that fellow," he said. – A Son of the Immortals by Louis Tracy
  7. Dupre You have been able to effect his ruin, and can you not bring about his release – Pamela Giraud by Honore de Balzac
  8. It is curious, however, that no mention is made of Mrs. Bardell's release – Bardell v. Pickwick by Percy Fitzgerald
  9. That you release the Baron von Kerber to- night. – The Wheel O' Fortune by Louis Tracy
  10. All winter long she had been confined in or near the cabin, and now release was in sight. – The Lost Wagon by James Arthur Kjelgaard
  11. Now, if you will answer one question I'll release you. – A Woman's Life-Work Labors and Experiences by Laura S. Haviland
  12. I have to go up to that point yonder a few minutes, leaving old Moreno alone, bound, to be sure, but his wife or daughter might slip out and release him. – Foes in Ambush by Charles King
  13. This isn't for a next spring release you know. – Torchy, Private Sec. by Sewell Ford
  14. I asked sharply, and in sudden anger I forced her to release her grasp. – My Lady of the North by Randall Parrish
  15. I cannot release you. – Astounding Stories of Super-Science July 1930 by Various
  16. To- morrow at eleven o'clock a girl will fetch milk; she will release you, and you can tell her what a singular dream you had! – The Nameless Castle by Maurus Jókai
  17. And I now pronounce this car a court, and direct you to release your prisoner as detained by you without lawful authority. – McAllister and His Double by Arthur Train
  18. Take Vernon and I release you. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  19. If he had had a bad wife, he would have felt it as a happy release – Gryll Grange by Thomas Love Peacock Commentator: George Saintsbury
  20. I will soon release you." – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith

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