releaseverb [T]uk us /rɪˈliːs/
release verb [T] (MAKE FREE)
- Their appeals to release the hostages fell on deaf ears.
- Note how easy it is to release the catch quickly.
- The prisoner has been released for humanitarian reasons.
- He held out an olive branch to the opposition by releasing 42 political prisoners.
- Highly toxic dioxins were released into the air.
release verb [T] (MAKE PUBLIC)
- The information has been released in dribs and drabs.
- A new mix of their hit single is due to be released early next month.
- We cannot release the names of the soldiers who were killed until we have informed their next of kin.
- Police blundered by not releasing more details about the case to focus public interest.
- They've just released a CD of their greatest hits.
releasenounuk us /rɪˈliːs/
release noun (MAKING FREE)
- Immured in a dark airless cell, the hostages waited six months for their release.
- After such a long illness, her death came as a merciful release.
- This decision has removed the last obstacle to the hostages' release.
- He killed the man just a month after his release from a secure mental hospital.
- The pending releases of the prisoners are meant to create a climate for negotiation.
release noun (MAKING PUBLIC)
- An e-fit of the man prompted hundreds of calls after its release on Tuesday.
- She's been in the limelight recently, following the release of her controversial new film.
- Her latest release is an album of cover versions.
- The film's release has been delayed.
- The magazine reviews all the latest releases.