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Synonyms for loosen

verb unbind
  • alleviate
  • break up
  • ease
  • loose
  • relax
  • slacken
  • undo
  • unlock
  • unscrew
  • untie
  • deliver
  • detach
  • discharge
  • disconnect
  • disengage
  • disjoin
  • emancipate
  • extricate
  • free
  • liberate
  • manumit
  • mitigate
  • release
  • separate
  • unbar
  • unbolt
  • unbuckle
  • unbutton
  • unchain
  • unclasp
  • unfasten
  • unhitch
  • unhook
  • unlace
  • unlash
  • unleash
  • unloose
  • unpin
  • unstrap
  • become unfastened
  • disenthrall
  • ease off
  • lax
  • let go
  • let out
  • unfix
  • unlatch
  • unsnap
  • unstick
  • untighten
  • work free
  • work loose

Antonyms for loosen

  • increase
  • tighten
  • attach
  • button
  • combine
  • confine
  • connect
  • couple
  • detain
  • engage
  • fasten
  • hitch
  • hold
  • hook
  • imprison
  • incarcerate
  • join
  • keep
  • limit
  • link
  • restrain
  • unite
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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