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Synonyms for curve
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. curve, curved shape(noun)

    the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes

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

    Antonyms:
    straight line

  2. curve(noun)

    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, bender(noun)

    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, curve(noun)

    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, curve(verb)

    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, cut(verb)

    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, curve(verb)

    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, arc(verb)

    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, curve(verb)

    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, kink(verb)

    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

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. curve(v)

    Synonyms:
    incurve, bend, inflex, falcate, arcuate

    Antonyms:
    straighten, unbend, rectilineate

  2. curve(n)

    Synonyms:
    incurvation, flexion, deflexion

    Antonyms:
    rigidity, inelasticity, inflexibility, rectilinearity

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. curve(n.)

    Synonyms:
    bend, flexure, CURVATURE

  2. curve

    Synonyms:
    n. a. bend, crook, inflect

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. curve(v)

    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. Darrell Cronk:

    You've an environment where we're digesting the move down in interest rates and the yield curve yesterday, volume is lighter today. You're not getting outsized movements one way or the other.

  2. Ahmed Zayat:

    It's a very big mishmash from one jurisdiction to another, they have been working on it, but we are behind the curve.

  3. Michael Temple:

    Now that the probabilities of a December rate hike have increased in the minds of most investors, the front end of the curve is responding and rising in anticipation.

  4. President Barack Obama:

    Obviously the situation that happened in the Rice family was unfortunate but it did lift up awareness that it’s a real problem that we’ve got to root out, the way it was handled indicates that the NFL was behind the curve, as a lot of institutions have been behind the curve, in sending a clear message.

  5. Dominic Raab:

    I don't think it is clear. I don't think those comparisons (with other countries like South Korea) are like for like because of where we are on the curve.

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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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