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Synonyms for bend
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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. bend

    In some cases a thing is spoken of as bent where the parts make an angle; but oftener to bend is understood to be to draw to or through a curve; as, to bend a bow. To submit or yield is to bend the mind humbly to another's wishes. To incline or influence is to bend another's wishes toward our own; to persuade is to draw them quite over. To warp is to bend silently through the whole fiber, as a board in the sun. To crook is to bend irregularly, as a crooked stick. Deflect, deviate, and diverge are said of any turning away; deviate commonly of a slight and gradual movement, diverge of a more sharp and decided one. To bias is to cut across the texture, or incline to one side; in figurative use always with an unfavorable import. Mold is a stronger work than bend; we may bend by a superior force that which still resists the constraint; as, a bent bow; we mold something plastic entirely to some desired form.

    Synonyms:
    bias, bow, crook, curve, deflect, deviate, diverge, incline, influence, mold, persuade, stoop, submit, turn, twine, twist, warp, yield

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. bend

    Synonyms:
    curve, deviate, incline, tend, swerve, diverge, mold, persuade, influence, bias, dispose, direct, lower, subordinate to, lean, deflect, bow, condescend, yield, stoop, submit

    Antonyms:
    proceed, continue, extend, advance, stand, stiffen, break, crush, resist

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bend, crook, twist, turnnoun

    a circular segment of a curve

    "a bend in the road"; "a crook in the path"

    Synonyms:
    spin, felon, routine, tour, outlaw, wind, bend dexter, turning, twist, crease, round, malefactor, whirl, bending, kink, braid, bit, flexure, crimp, turn of events, act, wrench, crook, criminal, tress, pull, winding, plait, play, go, shepherd's crook, curve, number, construction, spell, good turn, fold, twirl, device, bout, plication, gimmick, turn, twisting, eddy

    Antonyms:
    unbend, straighten

  2. bending, bendnoun

    movement that causes the formation of a curve

    Synonyms:
    deflection, bend dexter, twist, flexure, crimp, deflexion, crease, plication, fold, bending, crook, curve, turn

    Antonyms:
    unbend, straighten

  3. bend, curvenoun

    curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)

    Synonyms:
    turn, flexure, plication, breaking ball, twist, bend dexter, crease, curvature, crimp, bending, curve, fold, bender, crook, curve ball, curved shape

    Antonyms:
    unbend, straighten

  4. fold, crease, plication, flexure, crimp, bendnoun

    an angular or rounded shape made by folding

    "a fold in the napkin"; "a crease in his trousers"; "a plication on her blouse"; "a flexure of the colon"; "a bend of his elbow"

    Synonyms:
    turn, sheep pen, curve, flexure, plication, bending, sheepcote, faithful, flexion, bend dexter, crease, crimp, wrinkle, seam, twist, flection, creese, plica, sheepfold, pleating, fold, line, furrow, folding, crinkle, crook, congregation, crimper, flock, kris

    Antonyms:
    unbend, straighten

  5. Bendnoun

    a town in central Oregon at the eastern foot of the Cascade Range

    Synonyms:
    bend dexter, twist, flexure, crimp, crease, plication, fold, bending, crook, curve, turn

    Antonyms:
    straighten, unbend

  6. bend, bend dexterverb

    diagonal line traversing a shield from the upper right corner to the lower left

    Synonyms:
    bend dexter, twist, flexure, crimp, crease, plication, fold, bending, crook, curve, turn

    Antonyms:
    straighten, unbend

  7. bend, flexverb

    form a curve

    "The stick does not bend"

    Synonyms:
    deform, turn away, twist, flex, bow, stoop, deflect, crouch, turn

    Antonyms:
    straighten, unbend

  8. bendverb

    change direction

    "The road bends"

    Synonyms:
    deform, turn away, twist, flex, bow, stoop, deflect, crouch, turn

    Antonyms:
    unbend, straighten

  9. flex, bend, deform, twist, turnverb

    cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form

    "bend the rod"; "twist the dough into a braid"; "the strong man could turn an iron bar"

    Synonyms:
    wriggle, wrick, wind, deform, change state, change form, crouch, contort, release, rick, work, call on, worm, bow, change by reversal, flex, convolute, deflect, move around, wrench, become, grow, turn, sour, reverse, sophisticate, change shape, sprain, curve, twist around, twist, twine, distort, ferment, wrestle, turn over, wring, plow, writhe, strain, squirm, turn away, pervert, stoop, plough

    Antonyms:
    straighten, unbend

  10. crouch, stoop, bend, bowverb

    bend one's back forward from the waist on down

    "he crouched down"; "She bowed before the Queen"; "The young man stooped to pick up the girl's purse"

    Synonyms:
    turn, accede, bow, scrunch up, defer, twist, hunker down, condescend, bow down, hunker, stoop, deform, scrunch, flex, turn away, deflect, give in, crouch, lower oneself, squat, submit

    Antonyms:
    unbend, straighten

  11. deflect, bend, turn awayverb

    turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest

    Synonyms:
    distract, bow, avert, ward off, refuse, twist, deform, obviate, fend off, stave off, block, debar, avoid, head off, forfend, stoop, forefend, parry, flex, turn away, deflect, reject, crouch, turn, turn down

    Antonyms:
    unbend, straighten

  12. flex, bendverb

    bend a joint

    "flex your wrists"; "bend your knees"

    Synonyms:
    deform, turn away, twist, bow, flex, stoop, deflect, crouch, turn

    Antonyms:
    straighten, unbend

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. bendverb

    Synonyms:
    curve, crook, bow, incurvate, make crooked

  2. bendverb

    Synonyms:
    direct, turn towards, incline towards

  3. bendverb

    Synonyms:
    exert, apply earnestly, direct attentively

  4. bendverb

    Synonyms:
    subdue, cause to yield, bring to submission, make submissive

  5. bendverb

    Synonyms:
    (Naut.) fasten, make fast

  6. bendverb

    Synonyms:
    crook, be crooked, be bent, be curved

  7. bendverb

    Synonyms:
    lean, incline, turn

  8. bendnoun

    Synonyms:
    curve, curvity, curvature, flexure, angle, elbow, crook, incurvation, ARCUATION

  9. bendnoun

    Synonyms:
    bight, coil

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. bendnoun

    Synonyms:
    curve, deflection, crook, curvature, bight, coil, flexure, incurvation

  2. bendverb

    Synonyms:
    curve, flex, deflect, crook, direct, turn, apply, stoop, incline, yield, condescend

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How to use bend in a sentence?

  1. Matthew Roggow:

    To the migrants who are thinking about crossing in the Big Bend region, don’t do it, it’s not worth your life.

  2. Andrew Torba:

    The ADL has NO POWER over Gab which is why they hate us, we will never bend to their demands and we will never censor legal, 1A-protected speech that hurts the ADL's feelings. Ever. Jesus is King.

  3. Maali Simon:

    When racing a car, sometimes it can be the better option not to brake, when racing round a bend.

  4. Leona Kelley:

    It was made just like the other rings they've got in there, you can bend it up and shove it in here. So it was made for a vending machine. I just don't understand why.

  5. Martha Bolton:

    Opinions are like elbows. Everybody's got them, but they only bend one way.


Translations for bend

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  • ثنىArabic
  • подчинявам, извивам се, извивам, завивам, превивам, връзвам, възел, кесонна болест, завойBulgarian
  • ohnout, ohybCzech
  • durchbiegen, biegen, beugen, KurveGerman
  • λυγίζω, στροφήGreek
  • fleksi, kurbigiEsperanto
  • doblar, doblegar, curvar, doblarseSpanish
  • خمPersian
  • taipua, suuntautua, sitoa, kumartua, taivuttaa, antaa periksi, kääntyä, kääntää, kiinnittää, suunnata, myöntyä, kaaret, anturanahka, palkki, kytky, tarkoitus, sukeltajantauti, mutka, parrasFinnish
  • courberFrench
  • lùb, crom, boghaScottish Gaelic
  • התכופף, כופףHebrew
  • görbít, hajlítHungarian
  • kurveskarIdo
  • beygjaIcelandic
  • curvarsi, piegare, curvare, ammanigliare, piegarsi, curvaItalian
  • 曲がる, 曲げるJapanese
  • 굽​​히다Korean
  • چه‌ماندنKurdish
  • curvo, flecto, sinuōLatin
  • saliektLatvian
  • ngawaki, whakapiko, noninga, hawhe, hawe, whawheMāori
  • gaan, buigen, plooien, bevestigen, corrigeren, vastmaken, onderwerpen, knopen, draaien, afbuigen, bocht, verbindingsknoopDutch
  • bøyeNorwegian
  • zgiąćPolish
  • curvar, curvar-se, virar, dobrar-se, dobrar, obrigar, doença de descompressão, curva, bandaPortuguese
  • îndoi, curbaRomanian
  • гнуться, изгибать, сгибать, изгибаться, гнуть, изгибRussian
  • upogniti, zavojSlovene
  • böja, glida, kuva, binda, krokna, böj, kurva, knop, krökSwedish
  • kunja, pindaSwahili
  • bükmekTurkish
  • uốn congVietnamese
  • verdjî, ployî, fé ployîWalloon
  • 彎曲Chinese

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