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Synonyms for bend
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bend, crook, twist, turn(noun)

    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, bend(noun)

    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, curve(noun)

    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, bend(noun)

    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. Bend(noun)

    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 dexter(verb)

    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, flex(verb)

    form a curve

    "The stick does not bend"

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

    Antonyms:
    straighten, unbend

  8. bend(verb)

    change direction

    "The road bends"

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

    Antonyms:
    unbend, straighten

  9. flex, bend, deform, twist, turn(verb)

    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, bow(verb)

    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 away(verb)

    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, bend(verb)

    bend a joint

    "flex your wrists"; "bend your knees"

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

    Antonyms:
    straighten, unbend

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. bend(v. a.)

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

  2. bend(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    direct, turn towards, incline towards

  3. bend(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    exert, apply earnestly, direct attentively

  4. bend(v. a.)

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

  5. bend(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    (Naut.) fasten, make fast

  6. bend(v. n.)

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

  7. bend(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    lean, incline, turn

  8. bend(n.)

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

  9. bend(n.)

    Synonyms:
    bight, coil

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. bend(n)

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

  2. bend(v)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "bend":

    curvature, fold, dual, curve, elbow, plaice, double, folding, flounder, deform, bent, curved, kink

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How to use bend in a sentence?

  1. Emeasoba George:

    God doesn't only see where you are presently. Moreover, he sees where you can be in the future. Yes! God sees beyond your sight or naked eyes. So, if he wants you to bend anytime or anywhere obediently bend for him. Besides, if you propose anything and he disposes it. Never try to figure it out. For, there is always a reasonable reason behind everything that he does. I mean, he (God) do have ulterior motives for all humans and matters of life including your own current condition, challenges, adversities and what have you?

  2. Rowdy Burton:

    Since they didn’t bend right either it would’ve been difficult to use a wheelchair or crutches.

  3. Jacob Kapere:

    A lot of people in the remote areas have caves where they can go, some villages have cyclone houses which don't have windows and have very low doors that you have to bend over to enter. Their thatch roofs are dug into the ground.

  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. Henry David Thoreau:

    This American government -- what is it but a tradition, though a recent one, endeavoring to transmit itself unimpaired to posterity, but each instant losing some of its integrity? It has not the vitality and force of a single living man; for a single man can bend it to his will.


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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