release-v; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: let go, relinquish control over

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent] RELEASE NP2

Please release me, let me go.
The Philadelphia Eagles released the exiled Owens on Tuesday, ending a tumultuous, two-year relationship with the wide receiver.
Then in January, without explanation, they released him to Kuwaiti authorities.
They released the holdings in the dictator's bank account.
After the quarantine is released, the animal can be vaccinated against rabies.
Jane released the animal and it sat there in its trap for a while.

VerbNet: free-80-1
FrameNet: Releasing
PropBank: release.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 3, 8, 10

Sense Number 2: make available to the public

Yesterday, WordPress released the 2.0 version of their blogging software.
Intel has released the specifications of its Community PC platform developed to meet the computing needs.
The University released the information 16 November, six months after the initial request.
Fannie Mae today released the report of the internal review.
She has just released a new book on writing.
Who has released the best CD Album?

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: release.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4, 7

Sense Number 3: expel or secrete

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1 RELEASE NP2

When your body eats brown rice, it takes longer to digest and so the nutrition is released slowly into the bloodstream.
A deep-tissue massage helps loosen muscle tissues and release toxins from muscles.
The endocrine system is composed of glands that release their hormones directly into the bloodstream.
When the point of overload is reached, instead of the stress being released from the body, it becomes stored within the body.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5, 6