An example of to relax is to sit on the couch and watch TV after a long day of work.
Relax a curfew.
The warm bath relaxed me.
Relax one's grip.
To relax one's grip.
To relax discipline.
To relax one's efforts.
To relax the mind.
To relax a rope or cord; to relax the muscles or sinews.
1953, Edward Corwin, “Section 2. Jurisdiction", in The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation, page 589:The Court rejected the contention that the doctrine of sovereign immunity should be relaxed as inapplicable to suits for specific relief as distinguished from damage suits, saying: "The Government, as representative of the community as a whole, cannot be stopped in its tracks by any plaintiff who presents a disputed question of property or contract right."
Relax one's efforts.
Origin of relax
- Middle English relaxen from Old French relaxer from Latin relaxāre re- re- laxāre to loosen (from laxus loose slēg- in Indo-European roots)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition