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Main Entry: 1re·lease
Pronunciation: ri-'lEs
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): re·leased; re·leas·ing
Etymology: Middle English relesen, from Anglo-French relesser, from Latin relaxare to relax
Date: 14th century
transitive verb
1 : to set free from restraint, confinement, or servitude <release hostages> <release pent-up emotions> <release the brakes>; also : to let go : DISMISS <released from her job>
2 : to relieve from something that confines, burdens, or oppresses <was released from her promise>
3 : to give up in favor of another : RELINQUISH <release a claim to property>
4 : to give permission for publication, performance, exhibition, or sale of; also : to make available to the public <the commission released its findings> <release a new movie>
intransitive verb : to move from one's normal position (as in football or basketball) in order to assume another position or to perform a second assignment
synonym see FREE
- re·leas·able /-'lE-s&-b&l/ adjective

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