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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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 WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Words0.0 / 0 votes

  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

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  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. Sebastian Strangio:

    For three decades he has outmaneuvered political opponents and international critics, while playing off the country's Western aid donors against a rising China, his long career has been marked by his incredible ideological flexibility an uncanny ability to twist and bend with the political wind.

  2. Monty Neill:

    There've been a number of surveys in states as well as national surveys that are showing (opting out) as a reaction among parents and the public generally, so there's a sense that this testing has just gone round the bend.

  3. Joe Biden:

    Do I think there's a difference between getting a city budget passed in South Bend -- smaller than the city of Manchester ? Or getting three Republicans to vote for a $ 900 billion recovery act, that saved us and generated less than 1 % waste for fraud ? Yeah, I do.

  4. Daniel Russel:

    I tried to make very clear that whatever the rationale ... the government and the party really needs to bend over backwards to demonstrate that the bad old days are in fact over and they will not avail themselves of the tools of oppression that marred Burma for so many decades.

  5. Fethullah Gulen:

    If there is anything I told anyone about this verbally, if there is any phone conversation, if one-tenth of this accusation is correct ... I would bend my neck and would say, 'They are telling the truth. Let them take me away. Let them hang me,'.


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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