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1. (n.) To make lax or loose; to make less close, firm, rigid, tense, or the like; to slacken; to loosen; to open; as, to relax a rope or cord; to relax the muscles or sinews.

2. (n.) To make less severe or rigorous; to abate the stringency of; to remit in respect to strenuousness, earnestness, or effort; as, to relax discipline; to relax one's attention or endeavors.

3. (n.) Hence, to relieve from attention or effort; to ease; to recreate; to divert; as, amusement relaxes the mind.

4. (n.) To relieve from constipation; to loosen; to open; as, an aperient relaxes the bowels.

5. (v. i.) To become lax, weak, or loose; as, to let one's grasp relax.

6. (v. i.) To abate in severity; to become less rigorous.

7. (v. i.) To remit attention or effort; to become less diligent; to unbend; as, to relax in study.

8. (n.) Relaxation.

9. (a.) Relaxed; lax; hence, remiss; careless.

3935. pariemi -- to pass by or over, to relax
... to pass by or over, to relax. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: pariemi Phonetic
Spelling: (par-ee'-ay-mi) Short Definition: I neglect, omit, slacken ...
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3886. paraluo -- to loose from the side
... to loose from the side. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: paraluo Phonetic Spelling:
(par-al-oo'-o) Short Definition: I relax, enfeeble Definition: I relax ...
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1590. ekluo -- to loose, release, to grow weary
... Phonetic Spelling: (ek-loo'-o) Short Definition: I am unstrung, become weak, fail
Definition: I loose, release, unloose (as a bow-string), relax, enfeeble; pass ...
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447. aniemi -- to send up, produce, send back
... an-ee'-ay-mee) Short Definition: I let go, loosen, release, give up, neglect Definition:
I send up, produce, send back; I let go; I relax, loosen, hence met: I ...
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1932. epieikeia -- fairness, gentleness
... 1932 ("true equity") is a "sweet reasonableness" that knows when to "relax the
requirements concern ing others . . to carry out the of the law" (GR ...
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2869. kopazo -- to grow weary
... cease. From kopos; to tire, ie (figuratively) to relax -- cease. see GREEK kopos.
(ekopasen) -- 3 Occurrences. 2868, 2869. kopazo. 2870 . Strong's Numbers.
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Strong's Hebrew
7503. raphah -- sink, relax
... 7502, 7503. raphah. 7504 . sink, relax. Transliteration: raphah Phonetic
Spelling: (raw-faw') Short Definition: fail. Word Origin a prim. ...
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7363. rachaph -- to grow soft, relax
... 7362, 7363. rachaph. 7363a . to grow soft, relax. Transliteration: rachaph
Phonetic Spelling: (raw-khaf') Short Definition: relax. flutter, move, shake ...
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7363a. rachaph -- to grow soft, relax
... rachaph. 7363b . to grow soft, relax. Transliteration: rachaph Short Definition:
tremble. ... root Definition to grow soft, relax NASB Word Usage tremble (1). ...
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6296. pagar -- to be exhausted or faint
... root Definition to be exhausted or faint NASB Word Usage exhausted (2). be faint.
A primitive root; to relax, ie Become exhausted -- be faint. 6295, 6296. ...
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1826a. damam -- to be or grow dumb, silent or still
... 1), destroyed (1), doomed (1), (1), keeps silent (1), kept silent (3),
made silent (1), motionless (1), perish (1), quieted (1), relax (1), rest (1 ...
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That the Ruler Relax not his Care for the Things that are Within ...
... That the ruler relax not his care for the things that are within in his occupation
among the things that are without, nor neglect to provide for the things ...
/.../leo/writings of leo the great/chapter vii that the ruler.htm

The Pretended Relaxation.
... no means satisfied with its contents, [2711] instead of sending the above-quoted
decree to the governors under him, gave them verbal commands to relax the war ...
/.../pamphilius/church history/chapter i the pretended relaxation.htm

Of Certain Temptations of Satan. Instructions Relating Thereto.
... beginning, then, we should strive to be cheerful and unconstrained; for there are
people who think it is all over with devotion if they relax themselves ever ...
/.../teresa/the life of st teresa of jesus/chapter xiii of certain temptations.htm

The Answer Telling in what Cases the Determination is to be Kept ...
... down with regard to those fundamental commands, without which our salvation cannot
in any way exist, but with regard to those which we can either relax or hold ...
/.../cassian/the conferences of john cassian/chapter xxviii the answer telling.htm

Of the Diminished Power of the Devils.
... back by the power of the cross penetrating even to the desert, and by its grace
which shines everywhere; or else our carelessness makes them relax something of ...
/.../cassian/the works of john cassian /chapter xxiii of the diminished.htm

Portrait of a Matron
... But prosperity does not make her relax her efforts so we are told again in verses
17-19 of her abridging the hours of sleep, and toiling with wool and flax ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture g/portrait of a matron.htm

... We say nothing about these persons, because they not only relax the asseverations
and the promises of God, which are the true foundations of the Christian ...
/.../arminius/the works of james arminius vol 2/dedication.htm

On the Good of Widowhood.
... The 16th Canon of Chalcedon imposes such a penalty, with power to the Bishop
to relax it."Abridged from the Benedictine Edition. ...
/.../augustine/on the good of widowhood /on the good of widowhood.htm

An Account of the Organization of the Methodist Episcopal Church ...
... become an independent government, no longer under the control of Great Britain,
either in civil or ecclesiastical matters, Mr. Wesley began to relax from the ...
/.../chapter 3 an account of.htm

God Just as Well as Merciful; Accordingly, Mercy must not be ...
... Scriptures, the cable of contention with alternate pull into diverse directions;
so that one (Scripture) may seem to draw tight, another to relax, the reins of ...
// modesty/chapter ii god just as well.htm

Relax (5 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) To make lax or loose; to make less close, firm, rigid, tense, or the like;
to slacken; to loosen; to open; as, to relax a rope or cord; to relax the ...
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Remit (3 Occurrences)
... Sir T. Elyot. (b) To submit, refer, or leave (something) for judgment or decision.
5. (vt) To relax in intensity; to make less violent; to abate. ...
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Loose (219 Occurrences)
... 14. (v.) To release from anything obligatory or burdensome; to disengage; hence,
to absolve; to remit. 15. (v.) To relax; to loosen; to make less strict. 16. ...
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Give (13501 Occurrences)
... 14. (vi) To give a gift or gifts. 15. (vi) To yield to force or pressure; to relax;
to become less rigid; as, the earth gives under the feet. 16. ...
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Idleness (4 Occurrences)
... i'-d'-l, i'-d'-l-nes: Both words, adjective and noun, render different Hebrew words
(from `atsel, "to be lazy," raphah, "to relax," and shaqaT, "to be quiet"). ...
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Idle (33 Occurrences)
... i'-d'-l, i'-d'-l-nes: Both words, adjective and noun, render different Hebrew words
(from `atsel, "to be lazy," raphah, "to relax," and shaqaT, "to be quiet"). ...
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Release (61 Occurrences)
... in possession; to quit. 5. (n.) To loosen; to relax; to remove the obligation
of; as, to release an ordinance. 6. (n.) The act of ...
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Resolve (3 Occurrences)
... 9. (vi) To let the tones (as of a discord) follow their several tendencies,
resulting in a concord. 10. (vi) To relax; to lay at ease. 11. ...
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Relaxation (1 Occurrence)

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Dissolve (4 Occurrences)
... liquefy; to soften. 4. (vt) To solve; to clear up; to resolve. 5. (vt)
To relax by pleasure; to make powerless. 6. (vt) To annul ...
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Relax (5 Occurrences)

Deuteronomy 15:2
and this is the manner of the release: Every creditor shall relax his hand from the loan which he hath lent unto his neighbour; he shall not demand it of his neighbour, or of his brother; for a release to Jehovah hath been proclaimed.

Joshua 10:6
The men of Gibeon sent to Joshua to the camp to Gilgal, saying, "Don't abandon your servants! Come up to us quickly, and save us, and help us; for all the kings of the Amorites that dwell in the hill country have gathered together against us."
(See RSV)

2 Samuel 24:16
When the angel stretched out his hand toward Jerusalem to destroy it, Yahweh relented of the disaster, and said to the angel who destroyed the people, "It is enough. Now stay your hand." The angel of Yahweh was by the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite.
(See NAS)

1 Chronicles 21:15
God sent an angel to Jerusalem to destroy it: and as he was about to destroy, Yahweh saw, and he relented of the disaster, and said to the destroying angel, It is enough; now stay your hand. The angel of Yahweh was standing by the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.
(See NAS)

Job 30:27
My heart is troubled, and doesn't rest. Days of affliction have come on me.
(See NAS)



Related Terms

Remit (3 Occurrences)

Loose (219 Occurrences)

Give (13501 Occurrences)

Idleness (4 Occurrences)

Idle (33 Occurrences)

Release (61 Occurrences)

Resolve (3 Occurrences)

Relaxation (1 Occurrence)

Dissolve (4 Occurrences)

Melt (33 Occurrences)

Demand (34 Occurrences)

Loan (9 Occurrences)

Faint (76 Occurrences)

Satan (50 Occurrences)

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