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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:

    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. Maria Lipman:

    There is a siege mentality, there are enemies all around, but we stand proud, and we will not bend, we will not surrender to oppression. We are invincible.

  2. Erik Johnson of Lindenhurst:

    When I went to bend over, I heard a pop, i heard a sizzling, and I ended up ripping my pants off to stop it from burning me.

  3. Anonymous:

    A good exercise for the heart is to bend down and help another up.

  4. Herbert Butterfield:

    The academic mind can eat away the very basis of its own assurance ... produce contortions when it tries to bend over backward ... allow itself to be dismayed by the picture it has created of relentless historical process.

  5. Fernand Amandi:

    When Fidel Castro came into office, you know what he did? He had a massive literacy program. Is that a bad thing? Even though Fidel Castro did it? Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, has refused to back down from his comments arguing during Tuesday nights debate in South Carolina that former President Barack Obama had once praised the Castro regimes progress on education and healthcare. The Vermont lawmaker said there is a reticence among Americans to look back at Washingtons own history of overthrowing foreign governments and supporting dictators. It might be a good idea to be honest of American foreign policy and that is the American government helped overthrow governments in Chile, Nicaragua, and Iran, Sanders said in reference to U.S. support in overthrowing leaders in those countries in the 1970s and 80s. Sanders reference to Obama did not sit well with former Vice President Joe Biden, who claimed that his boss never embraced an authoritarian regime, while former South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg lamented that the candidates were debating about Cold War-era policies. This is not about what coups happened in the 1970s and 80s, this is about the future, Buttigieg said. Sanders comments about the Castro regime could play a large role in how he fares in Floridas March 17 primary. Sanders socialist identification and his willingness to praise leftist regimes have given his Democratic opponents ammunition to question his electability in a state with a large Cuban American population that remains fiercely skeptical of leftist governments. In Florida, where Hispanics account for nearly one in every five voters, that skepticism could present a major hurdle for Sanders in the states primary, and for Democrats hoping to win Floridas 29 electoral votes in November. According to an Associated Press survey, about a third of Cuban American midterm voters identified as Democrats. However, Democrats hardly have a lock on that vote in battleground Florida, particularly among the nearly 2 million Floridians of Cuban, Venezuelan and Nicaraguan origin. In 2018, Republican Ron DeSantis narrowly won Floridas governors mansion. While more than two-fifths of Florida Latinos voters favored DeSantis overall, a clear majority of Cuban American voters 57 percent cast their support for the Republican. Critics say Sanders needs to more strongly disavow Cuba and other authoritarian regimes. Its not just about Cuban American voters, its Hispanic voters as well, many of whom would never consider voting for an avowed socialist ....


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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