What is the opposite of tighten?

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Opposite of to draw or make tight or taut
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Opposite of to constrict or become narrower
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(of a muscle) Opposite of to become shorter and tighter in order to effect movement of part of the body
“I like to start my workout with some light cardio to relax the muscles.”
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Opposite of condense or conflate so as to occupy less space or time
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Opposite of to decrease in size, number, or range
“With a healthy sales forecast for the upcoming year, management has endorsed a request to expand the team's headcount by two.”
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Opposite of to draw together so as to wrinkle
“She would broaden her smile when she felt his gaze fall upon her.”
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Opposite of to make stronger or more solid
“The amount of injury it receives from the depredations of stock tends to weaken its hold on life.”
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