(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. dismiss, deselect, retire; expel, emit; shoot, fire; perform, do; settle, pay; unload; free, acquit. See liberation, conduct, payment, acquittal, completion, ejection, excretion, exemption.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Emission]
Syn. exudation, secretion, ooze, outflow; see emanation 1 , 2 , flow .
2. [Shooting]
Syn. detonation, explosion, firing off, report; see explosion 1 , gunfire , shooting 1 .
3. [Dismissal]
Syn. release, ouster, demobilization; see freeing , removal 1 .
1. [To unload]
Syn. unpack, release, remove cargo; see empty 1 , 2 , unload .
2. [To remove]
Syn. take off, send, carry or take away; see remove 1 .
3. [To emit]
Syn. send forth, give off, exude; see emit 1 .
4. [To cause to fire]
Syn. blast, shoot off, fire; see shoot 1 .
5. [To dismiss]
Syn. let go, replace, relieve; see dismiss 2 .
6. [To release]
Syn. emancipate, liberate, let go; see free 1 , release .
7. [To perform]
Syn. fulfill, execute, accomplish; see achieve 1 , perform 1 .
8. [To pay a debt]
Syn. liquidate, settle, satisfy; see pay 1 .
See Synonym Study at free .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
1. release liberation, pardon, acquittal, setting free.
2. dismissal *the axe, *the boot, *sack, *walking papers, *pink slip, ejection, ouster, *the gate, firing, layoff.
3. detonation firing, shot, explosion.
4. emmision expulsion, ejection, exudation, excretion, flow, seepage, oozing.
ANT.: 1. capture, holding, incarceration
1. release set free, liberate, let go, emancipate, dismiss, acquit, pardon.
2. dismiss fire, lay off, *sack, *give the boot, *give walking papers, *give the axe, *give pink slip, *show the gate/door, eject, oust, *can, relieve of duties, excuse.
3. detonate fire, shoot, explode, set off.
4. emit eject, exude, excrete, flow, gush, seep, ooze, spew.
ANT.: 1. capture, hold, incarcerate
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To remove the cargo or load from: disburden, dump, unlade, unload. See PUT IN. 2. To set at liberty: emancipate, free, liberate, loose, manumit, release. Slang: spring. Idiom: let loose. See FREE. 3. To release from military duty: demobilize, muster out, separate. See FREE, KEEP. 4. To free from an obligation or duty: absolve, dispense, excuse, exempt, let off, relieve, spare. See FREE. 5. To pass or pour out: empty, flow, issue. See ENTER. 6. To end the employment or service of: cashier, dismiss, drop, release, terminate. Informal: ax, fire, pink-slip. Slang: boot1, bounce, can, sack1. Idioms: give someone his or her walking papers, give someone the ax, give someone the gate, give someone the pink slip, let go, show someone the door. See KEEP. 7. To carry out the functions, requirements, or terms of: do, execute, exercise, fulfill, implement, keep, perform. Idiom: live up to. See DO. 8. To set right by giving what is due: clear, liquidate, pay (off or up), satisfy, settle, square. See PAY. II noun 1. The act of beginning and carrying through to completion: effectuation, execution, performance, prosecution. See DO. 2. The act of dismissing or the condition of being dismissed from employment: dismissal, termination. Informal: ax. Slang: boot1, bounce, sack1. See KEEP.

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