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Meaning & Definition of Release in English

English

Release

/rilis/

noun

1. Merchandise issued for sale or public showing (especially a record or film)

  • "A new release from the london symphony orchestra"
    synonym:
  • release

2. The act of liberating someone or something

    synonym:
  • liberation
  • ,
  • release
  • ,
  • freeing

3. A process that liberates or discharges something

  • "There was a sudden release of oxygen"
  • "The release of iodine from the thyroid gland"
    synonym:
  • release

4. An announcement distributed to members of the press in order to supplement or replace an oral presentation

    synonym:
  • handout
  • ,
  • press release
  • ,
  • release

5. The termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)

    synonym:
  • dismissal
  • ,
  • dismission
  • ,
  • discharge
  • ,
  • firing
  • ,
  • liberation
  • ,
  • release
  • ,
  • sack
  • ,
  • sacking

6. Euphemistic expressions for death

  • "Thousands mourned his passing"
    synonym:
  • passing
  • ,
  • loss
  • ,
  • departure
  • ,
  • exit
  • ,
  • expiration
  • ,
  • going
  • ,
  • release

7. A legal document evidencing the discharge of a debt or obligation

    synonym:
  • acquittance
  • ,
  • release

8. A device that when pressed will release part of a mechanism

    synonym:
  • release
  • ,
  • button

9. Activity that frees or expresses creative energy or emotion

  • "She had no other outlet for her feelings"
  • "He gave vent to his anger"
    synonym:
  • release
  • ,
  • outlet
  • ,
  • vent

10. The act of allowing a fluid to escape

    synonym:
  • spill
  • ,
  • spillage
  • ,
  • release

11. A formal written statement of relinquishment

    synonym:
  • release
  • ,
  • waiver
  • ,
  • discharge

12. (music) the act or manner of terminating a musical phrase or tone

    synonym:
  • release
  • ,
  • tone ending

verb

1. Release, as from one's grip

  • "Let go of the door handle, please!"
  • "Relinquish your grip on the rope--you won't fall"
    synonym:
  • let go of
  • ,
  • let go
  • ,
  • release
  • ,
  • relinquish

2. Grant freedom to

  • Free from confinement
    synonym:
  • free
  • ,
  • liberate
  • ,
  • release
  • ,
  • unloose
  • ,
  • unloosen
  • ,
  • loose

3. Let (something) fall or spill from a container

  • "Turn the flour onto a plate"
    synonym:
  • turn
  • ,
  • release

4. Prepare and issue for public distribution or sale

  • "Publish a magazine or newspaper"
    synonym:
  • publish
  • ,
  • bring out
  • ,
  • put out
  • ,
  • issue
  • ,
  • release

5. Eliminate (a substance)

  • "Combustion products are exhausted in the engine"
  • "The plant releases a gas"
    synonym:
  • exhaust
  • ,
  • discharge
  • ,
  • expel
  • ,
  • eject
  • ,
  • release

6. Generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids

  • "Secrete digestive juices"
  • "Release a hormone into the blood stream"
    synonym:
  • secrete
  • ,
  • release

7. Make (information) available for publication

  • "Release the list with the names of the prisoners"
    synonym:
  • free
  • ,
  • release

8. Part with a possession or right

  • "I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest"
  • "Resign a claim to the throne"
    synonym:
  • release
  • ,
  • relinquish
  • ,
  • resign
  • ,
  • free
  • ,
  • give up

9. Release (gas or energy) as a result of a chemical reaction or physical decomposition

    synonym:
  • release
  • ,
  • free
  • ,
  • liberate

10. Make (assets) available

  • "Release the holdings in the dictator's bank account"
    synonym:
  • unblock
  • ,
  • unfreeze
  • ,
  • free
  • ,
  • release

Examples of using

Tom forgot to release the brake.
The police will release the victim's name after they have notified his next of kin.
He ordered them to release the prisoner.