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  Definition of Release
  1. the act of liberating someone or something
  2. (music) the act or manner of terminating a musical phrase or tone
  3. a formal written statement of relinquishment
  4. the termination of someone''s employment (leaving them free to depart)
  5. the act of allowing a fluid to escape
  6. activity that releases or expresses creative energy or emotion; "she had no other outlet for her feelings"; "he gave vent to his anger"
  7. merchandise issued for sale or public showing (especially a record or film); "a new release from the London Symphony Orchestra"
  8. a legal document evidencing the discharge of a debt or obligation
  9. an announcement distributed to members of the press in order to supplement or replace an oral presentation
  10. euphemistic expressions for death; "thousands mourned his passing"
  11. a process that liberates or discharges something; "there was a sudden release of oxygen"; "the release of iodine from the thyroid gland"
  12. generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids; "secrete digestive juices"; "release a hormone into the blood stream"
  13. eliminate (substances) from the body
  14. make (assets) available; "release the holdings in the dictator''s bank account"
  15. prepare and issue for public distribution or sale; "publish a magazine or newspaper"
  16. let (something) fall or spill a container; "turn the flour onto a plate"
  17. release, as from one''s grip; "Let go of the door handle, please!"; "relinquish your grip on the rope--you won''t fall"
  18. part with a possession or right; "I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest"; "resign a claim to the throne"
  19. grant freedom to; free from confinement
  20. make (information) available publication; "release the list with the names of the prisoners"
Similar Words: liberation, freeing, tone ending, waiver, discharge, dismissal, dismission, firing, sack, sacking, spill, spillage, outlet, vent, acquittance, handout, press release, passing, loss, departure, exit, expiration, going, secrete, expel, eject, unblock, unfreeze, free, publish, bring out, put out, issue, turn, let go of, let go, relinquish, resign, give up, liberate, unloose, unloosen, loose


Hyponyms: jail delivery, deregulation, deregulating, relief, unsnarling, untangling, disentanglement, extrication, emancipation, clearing, manumission, parole, probation, plosion, explosion, exemption, immunity, granting immunity, superannuation, conge, removal, deactivation, inactivation, dishonorable discharge, Section Eight, emission, water, expectorate, cough up, cough out, spit up, spit out, blow, ejaculate, abort, ovulate, excrete, egest, eliminate, pass, shed blood, bleed, hemorrhage, spew, spew out, eruct, fester, maturate, suppurate, emit, breathe, pass off, edit, deflate, throw, discharge, muster out, unclasp, pop, toggle, unhand, bring out, let out, unleash, let loose, loose, disengage, withdraw, derequisition, sacrifice, give, unspell, unchain, bail, run, bail out, declassify


Derivational Morphology: free, discharge, liberate, unloose, unloosen, loose, set free, muster out, waive, relinquish, forgo, foreswear, dispense with, forfeit, give up, throw overboard, resign, fire, give notice, can, dismiss, give the axe, send away, sack, force out, give the sack, terminate, turn, spill, slop, splatter, shed, pour forth, run out, vent, ventilate, give vent, publish, bring out, put out, issue, die, decease, perish, go, exit, pass away, expire, pass, go away, depart, part, start, start out, set forth, set off, set out, take off, take leave, quit, secrete, expel, eject, secretion, secernment, gland, secretory organ, secretor, secreter, expulsion, projection, ejection, forcing out, emission, expelling, publication, number, issuer, publishing, publisher, newspaper publisher, publishing house, publishing firm, publishing company, spillage, relinquishment, relinquishing, waiver, acquittance, liberation, freeing, liberty, liberator, free people


Anagrams: earless


Language Translations:
Chinese: 放出   Dutch: vrijlaten  
Finnish: vapauttaa   French: lâcher  
German: loslassen   Hebrew: לשחרר  
Hungarian: elereszteni   Italian: liberare  
Japanese: 開放する   Korean: 석방하다  
Portuguese: soltar   Russian: отпускать  
Spanish: liberar   Swedish: släppa  
Turkish: tahliye etmek   Vietnamese: thả  
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