relax Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “relax” - Learner’s Dictionary

relax

verb
 
 
/rɪˈlæks/
PERSON [I, T] B1 to become happy and comfortable because nothing is worrying you, or to make someone do this: I find it difficult to relax. The wine had relaxed him and he began to talk.Calming and relaxing
LESS STIFF [I, T] If a part of your body relaxes, it becomes less stiff, and if you relax it, you make it become less stiff: Try these exercises to relax your neck muscles.Calming and relaxingLiberating, relaxing and releasing
RULES [T] to make laws or rules less severe: The government has recently relaxed laws on bringing animals into Britain.Becoming and making smaller or lessBecoming and making less strongLiberating, relaxing and releasing
relaxation
 
 
/ˌriːlækˈseɪʃən/ noun [U]
(Definition of relax from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

autumnal

typical of autumn

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More