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Synonyms for curve
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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. curve

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. curveverb

    Synonyms:
    incurve, bend, inflex, falcate, arcuate

    Antonyms:
    straighten, unbend, rectilineate

  2. curvenoun

    Synonyms:
    incurvation, flexion, deflexion

    Antonyms:
    rigidity, inelasticity, inflexibility, rectilinearity

Princeton's WordNet

  1. curve, curved shapenoun

    the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes

    Synonyms:
    bender, bend, curved shape, breaking ball, curvature, curve ball

    Antonyms:
    straight line

  2. curvenoun

    a line on a graph representing data

    Synonyms:
    bender, bend, curved shape, breaking ball, curvature, curve ball

    Antonyms:
    straight line

  3. curve, curve ball, breaking ball, bendernoun

    a pitch of a baseball that is thrown with spin so that its path curves as it approaches the batter

    Synonyms:
    booze-up, toot, bender, carousal, carouse, curvature, bend, curve ball, curved shape, breaking ball

    Antonyms:
    straight line

  4. curvature, curvenoun

    the property possessed by the curving of a line or surface

    Synonyms:
    bender, bend, curved shape, breaking ball, curvature, curve ball

    Antonyms:
    straight line

  5. bend, curveverb

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

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

    Antonyms:
    straight line

  6. swerve, sheer, curve, trend, veer, slue, slew, cutverb

    turn sharply; change direction abruptly

    "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right"

    Synonyms:
    foreshorten, veer, bring down, wind, turn off, edit out, arch, twist, hack, trim down, write out, prune, thin, kink, cut, rationalize, trim back, trim, ignore, swerve, shorten, crook, edit, thin out, cut down, skip, abridge, reduce, rationalise, arc, contract, burn, dilute, switch off, sheer, make out, geld, slew, disregard, tailor, cut off, turn out, snub, slue, slide, issue, cut back, abbreviate, trend, curl, slip, skid

    Antonyms:
    straight line

  7. wind, twist, curveverb

    extend in curves and turns

    "The road winds around the lake"; "the path twisted through the forest"

    Synonyms:
    bend, wriggle, wrick, wind, deform, nose, meander, hoist, thread, arch, twist, veer, rick, kink, worm, roll, lift, flex, convolute, writhe, scent, wrench, wind up, wrap, turn, sheer, wander, sophisticate, trend, sprain, swerve, slew, twist around, twine, distort, wrestle, wreathe, arc, squirm, slue, crook, weave, pervert, curl, cut

    Antonyms:
    straight line

  8. arch, curve, arcverb

    form an arch or curve

    "her back arches"; "her hips curve nicely"

    Synonyms:
    trend, twist, sheer, kink, slue, arc, wind, veer, cut, slew, curl, crook, arch, swerve

    Antonyms:
    straight line

  9. crook, curveverb

    bend or cause to bend

    "He crooked his index finger"; "the road curved sharply"

    Synonyms:
    trend, twist, sheer, kink, slue, arc, wind, veer, cut, slew, curl, crook, arch, swerve

    Antonyms:
    straight line

  10. curl, curve, kinkverb

    form a curl, curve, or kink

    "the cigar smoke curled up at the ceiling"

    Synonyms:
    wave, arc, curl up, sheer, slew, loop, twist, slue, curl, frizz, arch, crimp, cut, swerve, wind, crape, trend, kink up, coil, kink, crook, frizzle, veer, draw in

    Antonyms:
    straight line

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. curvenoun

    Synonyms:
    bend, flexure, CURVATURE

  2. curve

    Synonyms:
    n. a. bend, crook, inflect

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. curveverb

    Synonyms:
    bend, crook, turn, inflect, deflect, deviate, wind

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "curve":

    curved, bend, curves, curvature, graph, bulge, plot, sag, line, plotted, pattern, contoured

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How to use curve in a sentence?

  1. Jenny Town:

    If the U.S. was really serious about negotiations they would have learned already that this wasn't an approach they could take. it's already been rejected more than once, and to keep bringing it up ... would be rather insulting. It's a non-starter and reflects absolutely no learning curve in the process.

  2. Miranda Lambert:

    I want to be open about how happy we are, i just don't give two s --- s about people's opinion of me, my marriage, my music or anything else. I just care that I'm being me. He jumped right into this lifestyle — there's a learning curve taking a New Yorker straight to the woods — but it was a big laugh.

  3. Ken Kam:

    It will be a steep learning curve for them, that is not to say there isn't an opportunity, but it's a whole other ball game.

  4. Ashish Jha:

    First, is that they were told that if we shut down and really kind of bend the curve, that we will we will be passed the worst and everything will work out.

  5. Morgan Stanley:

    If oil prices follow the path suggested by the forward curve ... this downturn would be more severe than that in 1986.


Translations for curve

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  • kurweAfrikaans
  • крива, извивки, извивам се, извивка, извивам, изкривявамBulgarian
  • corba, revolt, corbesCatalan, Valencian
  • ohyb, křivkaCzech
  • kurve, kurverDanish
  • Kurve, Linie, biegen, verbiegenGerman
  • καμπύλη, καμπύλεςGreek
  • kurbiĝo, vojturno, kurbo, sinuo, ĝirejoEsperanto
  • curvas, curvar, curva, encorvarSpanish
  • kurbaBasque
  • خم, پیچ, منحنیPersian
  • kaari, käyristää, kaartaa, kurvi, kaarre, käyrä, kurvit, mutkaFinnish
  • courbe, courbes, courberFrench
  • cuarIrish
  • bogha, lùb, cromScottish Gaelic
  • עקימה, חיטוביםHebrew
  • görbeHungarian
  • kurvaIndonesian
  • kurvo, kurveskarIdo
  • curva, curvareItalian
  • עֲקוּמָהHebrew
  • 曲がる, 曲線Japanese
  • 구부러지다, 구부리다Korean
  • kreivė, linkis, vingisLithuanian
  • līkums, līkneLatvian
  • ānauMāori
  • облини, витка, искривува, облина, свиок, крива, се извива, свиткуваMacedonian
  • curve, kromme, plooien, kromming, bocht, krommen, rondingen, figuur, buigen, afbuigenDutch
  • zakręt, krzywaPolish
  • curva, curvar, curvas, envergarPortuguese
  • linie curbă, linie curbată, curbă, curbeRomanian
  • поворот, кривая, изгибать, изгибы, гнуться, изгиб, гнуть, изгибатьсяRussian
  • облина, облине, oblineSerbo-Croatian
  • krivuljaSlovene
  • kurva, kröka, böja, figurSwedish
  • వంపు, వొంపులు, వంపులుTelugu
  • kıvrım, eğri, eğilmek, kıvrılmak, bükmek, eğmek, kıvırmakTurkish
  • криваUkrainian

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