- People who are free.
- usage: "the home of the free and the brave"
- synonyms: free people
- Grant freedom to; free from confinement.
- Relieve from.
- usage: "Rid the house of pests"
- Remove or force out from a position.
- usage: "The dentist dislodged the piece of food that had been stuck under my gums"; "He finally could free the legs of the earthquake victim who was buried in the rubble"
- synonyms: dislodge
- Grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to.
- usage: "She exempted me from the exam"
- Make (information) available for publication.
- usage: "release the list with the names of the prisoners"
- synonyms: release
- Free from obligations or duties.
- synonyms: discharge
- Free or remove obstruction from.
- usage: "free a path across the cluttered floor"
- synonyms: disengage
- Let off the hook.
- usage: "I absolve you from this responsibility"
- Part with a possession or right.
- usage: "I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest"; "resign a claim to the throne"
- Release (gas or energy) as a result of a chemical reaction or physical decomposition.
- Make (assets) available.
- usage: "release the holdings in the dictator's bank account"
- Able to act at will; not hampered; not under compulsion or restraint.
- usage: "free enterprise"; "a free port"; "a free country"; "I have an hour free"; "free will"; "free of racism"; "feel free to stay as long as you wish"; "a free choice"
- Unconstrained or not chemically bound in a molecule or not fixed and capable of relatively unrestricted motion.
- usage: "free expansion"; "free oxygen"; "a free electron"
- Costing nothing.
- usage: "complimentary tickets"; "free admission"
- Not occupied or in use.
- usage: "a free locker"; "a free lane"
- Not fixed in position.
- usage: "the detached shutter fell on him"; "he pulled his arm free and ran"
- synonyms: detached
- Not held in servitude.
- usage: "after the Civil War he was a free man"
- Not taken up by scheduled activities.
- usage: "a free hour between classes"; "spare time on my hands"
- synonyms: spare
- Completely wanting or lacking.
- usage: "writing barren of insight"; "young recruits destitute of experience"; "innocent of literary merit"; "the sentence was devoid of meaning"
- Not literal.
- usage: "a loose interpretation of what she had been told"; "a free translation of the poem"
- Without restraint.
- usage: "cows in India are running loose"
- synonyms: loose
WordNet 3.0 © 2006 by Princeton University
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