Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: verb

Definitions: (verb) If you relax a rule, you make it less strict. (verb) If you relax, you stop working, worrying, etc., and you rest or have fun.

Examples: (verb) The government relaxed the laws that the people protested against. (verb) If you don’t relax your shoulders, you’ll have a sore neck. (verb) People come here to relax, have a beer, and talk with friends.

Synonyms: verbs: unwind, sit back. ease, loosen, weaken.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 9 B

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