transitive verb released, releasing
- to set free, as from confinement, duty, work, etc.
- to let go or let loose: to release an arrow
- to grant freedom from a tax, penalty, obligation, etc.
- to set free from pain, cares, etc.; relieve
- ☆ to permit to be issued, shown, published, broadcast, etc.; put into circulation
- Law to give up or surrender to someone else (a claim, right, etc.)
ME relesen < OFr relaisser < L relaxare: see relax