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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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To set free or relieve.

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Used as a verb, listen here, it means: To set free or relieve. Used as a verb, listen here, it means: To re-grant the temporary possession or use of (lands, tenements, etc.) to another, usually for compensation at a fixed rate.

Usage examples (41)
  • The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.
  • A new release from the London Symphony Orchestra
  • release the list with the names of the prisoners
  • There was a sudden release of oxygen for more
Tutoring comment
  • ''release" is a heteronym, which means you may find it with different pronunciations and different meanings.
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