1. To let off the hook; SYN. justify, free.
2. To free of guilt, as by religious absolution.
ETYM French affranchir; Latin ad + franc free. Related to Franchise and Frank.
To grant freedom to; as from slavery or servitude; SYN. enfranchise.
To free from slavery or similar obligation.
Liberate from servitude, debt etc.
To absolve or pardon; archaic.
To absolve; to acquit.
1. To purchase the entire stock in trade and the good will of a business.
2. To purchase the share or shares of in a stock, fund, or partnership, by which the seller is separated from the company, and the purchaser takes his place
3. To buy off, or detach from.
1. To discard or reject; to drive away; to put off; to free one's self from.
2. (Nautical) To untie, throw off, or let go, as a rope.
to disembarrass; disentangle; free
1. To bring to a destination, make a delivery.
2. To present; to give forth.
3. To give birth to.
4. To utter (an exclamation, noise, etc.).
5. To free from sins, as in religious dogma; SYN. redeem, save.
1. To cause to break up or function, as of groups and organizations.
2. To stop functioning, as of organizations or groups; SYN. dissolve.
1. To eliminate, as of bodily substances; SYN. expel, eject, release.
2. To pour forth or release; esp. of liquids.
3. To release from military service; SYN. muster out.
4. To remove the charge from.
5. To fire a weapon.
Sinonimi: talk over
To speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion; SYN. talk over.
To free (as oneself) from something troublesome or superfluous.
To deprive of voting rights; SYN. disfranchise.
1. To become free; as of gears, for example.
2. To release from something that holds fast. connects, or entangles; SYN. withdraw.
To liberate; to release from walls.
1. To bar from attention or consideration; SYN. disregard, brush aside, brush off, discount, push aside, ignore.
2. To cease to consider; put out of judicial consideration; SYN. throw out.
3. To end one's encounter with somebody by causing or permitting the person to leave; SYN. usher out.
4. To stop associating with; SYN. send packing, send away, drop.
1. To deprive of status or authority.
2. To take away one's investment.
To give equal rights to; of women and minorities; SYN. liberate.
To grant voting rights; SYN. enfranchize.
1. To make an excuse or make allowances for; be lenient with; SYN. condone.
2. To grant exemption or release to; SYN. relieve, let off, exempt.
3. To serve as an excuse for; SYN. explain.
4. To accept an excuse for; SYN. pardon.
5. To ask for permission to be released from an engagement; SYN. beg off.
To grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to; SYN. relieve, free.
To release from entanglement of difficulty; SYN. untangle, disentangle, disencumber.
1. To free from obligations or duties; SYN. discharge.
2. To free or remove obstruction from; SYN. disengage.
3. To grant freedom to; free from confinement; SYN. liberate, release, unloose, loose.
4. To make available or free for sale or publication; SYN. release.
To be relaxed
To remove restraint from; to permit to wander at large.
Sinonimi: set free
To grant freedom to; SYN. set free.
1. To become loose or looser; SYN. relax.
2. To make less dense.
3. To make loose or looser; SYN. loose.
To release a criminal from detention and place him on parole
Sinonimi: pay off
1. To convert into cash; of commercial papers.
2. To pay off, as of loans or promissory notes; SYN. pay off.
3. To buy back; repurchase; to get or win back
4. To free from what distresses or harms: as to free from captivity by payment of ransom
5. To change for the better; reform
6. Repair, restore
7. To free from a lien by payment of an amount secured thereby
8. To atone for; expiate; to offset the bad effect of; to make worthwhile; retrieve
ETYM Pref. re + lease to let.
To part with; SYN. relinquish, free, give up.
1. To free from a burden, evil, or distress; SYN. deliver.
2. To provide physical relief, as from pain; SYN. alleviate, palliate, assuage.
3. To take by stealing
1. To remove from a position or an office.
2. To remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, taking off, etc.; or remove something abstract; SYN. take, take away.
3. To shift the position or location of, as for business, legal, educational, or military purposes; SYN. transfer.
1. To free from harm or evil; SYN. deliver.
2. To take forcibly from legal custody, as of prisoners.
(Irregular preterit, past participle: rid).
To relieve from; SYN. free, disembarrass.
1. To accept despite complete satisfaction
2. To arrange or fix in the desired order
3. To become resolved, fixed, established, or quiet
4. To become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style; SYN. take root, steady down, settle down.
5. To cause to settle, as of liquids.
6. To come to rest; SYN. halt.
7. To dispose of; make a financial settlement.
8. To end a legal dispute by arriving at a settlement
9. To establish or develop as a residence:
10. To form a community
11. To get one's revenge for a wrong or an injury; SYN. get back.
12. To settle conclusively; come to terms; SYN. square off, square up, determine.
13. To settle into a position; SYN. settle down.
14. To take up residence and become established; SYN. locate, relocate.
1. To free from flexure, as of a bow.
2. To release from mental strain, tension, or formality
3. To unfasten, as a sail, from a spar or a stay.
To untie or unfasten
1. To make free.
2. To remove the chains from.
To loosen the ties of.
1. To leave behind empty; move out of; SYN. empty, abandon.
2. To leave voluntarily; of a job, post or position; SYN. renounce, resign, give up.