Release is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.
- Someone releases something when they let go of it; they stop holding it and set it free (let it be free).
- He released his grasp on the lever.
- He was released after two years in prison.
- Someone releases something when they put it out into the world (discharge it).
- They released thousands of gallons of water into the river each month.
- A company releases something when they let the public start using it.
- They released the new product later than they wanted to.
- To lease again; to agree to a new lease of; to let back, sublet or rent again.
- I leased the house from the owner, and released it for a year to another person.
- In software, a version of something that is put up for sale or that the public can use.
- The video store advertised that it had all the latest "releases".
- That which is released, untied or let go.
- They marked the occasion with a release of butterflies.