English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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bend, crook, twist, turnnoun
a circular segment of a curve
"a bend in the road"; "a crook in the path"
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
movement that causes the formation of a curve
curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)
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"
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
a town in central Oregon at the eastern foot of the Cascade Range
bend, bend dexterverb
diagonal line traversing a shield from the upper right corner to the lower left
form a curve
"The stick does not bend"
"The road bends"
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"
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
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"
deflect, bend, turn awayverb
turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest
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
bend a joint
"flex your wrists"; "bend your knees"
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How to use bend in a sentence?
To the migrants who are thinking about crossing in the Big Bend region, don’t do it, it’s not worth your life.
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.
When racing a car, sometimes it can be the better option not to brake, when racing round a bend.
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.
Opinions are like elbows. Everybody's got them, but they only bend one way.
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- 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
- taipua, suuntautua, sitoa, kumartua, taivuttaa, antaa periksi, kääntyä, kääntää, kiinnittää, suunnata, myöntyä, kaaret, anturanahka, palkki, kytky, tarkoitus, sukeltajantauti, mutka, parrasFinnish
- lùb, crom, boghaScottish Gaelic
- התכופף, כופףHebrew
- görbít, hajlítHungarian
- curvarsi, piegare, curvare, ammanigliare, piegarsi, curvaItalian
- 曲がる, 曲げるJapanese
- curvo, flecto, sinuōLatin
- ngawaki, whakapiko, noninga, hawhe, hawe, whawheMāori
- gaan, buigen, plooien, bevestigen, corrigeren, vastmaken, onderwerpen, knopen, draaien, afbuigen, bocht, verbindingsknoopDutch
- 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
- uốn congVietnamese
- verdjî, ployî, fé ployîWalloon
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