Synonyms for Relax:

n.

ease off, amendment, codify, criminalize, loaf, recline, abolish, take five, backdate, decriminalize, bring in, abrogate, amend, sit back, come in. braid, condition, decrease, comb out, backcomb, barbershop, cornrow, blow-dry, crimp, comb, bend. idle away, Untighten, recharge your batteries, tighten, laze, lounge around, while away. motor, contract, muscular, overstretched, cartilaginous, smooth, pull, spasm, reflex, continue. relax (noun)
make relaxed, slack up, unbend, unlax, unwind, loose, unstrain, loosen up, slacken, slack, loosen.

v.

amuse (verb)
distract, delight, stimulate, divert, refresh, please, lighten, charm, entertain, beguile, enthrall, amuse.
be or feel at ease (verb)
recline, calm, tranquilize, rest, loosen up, unwind, ease off, repose, unbend, laze, sit back, unlax, soften.
body (verb)
unbend, unwind, loosen up.
change (verb)
loosen, unbend, loose.
diminish, lessen (verb)
loose, abate, Untighten, ease, slacken, moderate, slack, loosen.
ignore (verb)
sit back.
relax (verb)
repose, rest, lounge.
repose (verb)
nap, retire.

Other synonyms:

lounge around, cartilaginous, idle away, laze, overstretched, tauten, Untighten, take five. muscular. reflex. contract, motor. slip, smooth. amuse
entertain.
calm
soothe.
chill out
loosen up.
decrease
slacken.
rest
unbend, unlax, take five.

Usage examples for relax

  1. You close by giving yourself suggestions that you will enter the hypnotic state whenever you relax for five minutes and count to three. – A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis by Melvin Powers
  2. I like men who have great responsibilities to carry their burdens easily, and to relax the bow as often as possible. – Pebbles on the Shore by Alpha of the Plough (Alfred George Gardiner)
  3. Not once did his countenance relax its gravity, as he met the grinning faces across the table. – Boys' Book of Famous Soldiers by J. Walker McSpadden