relax
verb.
become less tense, rest, or take one's ease
He relaxed in the hot tub|Let's all relax after a hard day's work
verb.
make less taut
relax the tension on the rope
Synonym: unbend
verb.
become loose or looser or less tight
The noose loosened|the rope relaxed
Synonym: loose, loosen
verb.
cause to feel relaxed
A hot bath always relaxes me
verb.
become less tense, less formal, or less restrained, and assume a friendlier manner
our new colleague relaxed when he saw that we were a friendly group
Synonym: loosen up
verb.
make less severe or strict
The government relaxed the curfew after most of the rebels were caught
Synonym: loosen
verb.
become less severe or strict
The rules relaxed after the new director arrived
Synonym: loosen
verb.
make less active or fast
He slackened his pace as he got tired|Don't relax your efforts now
Antonym: tense