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Synonyms for straighten
ˈstreɪt nstraight·en

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. straighten, unbendverb

    straighten up or out; make straight

    Synonyms:
    decompress, relax, square away, neaten, slow down, unwind, loosen up, clean up, roll out, straighten out, unbend, tidy up, tidy

    Antonyms:
    bend, flex

  2. straighten, straighten outverb

    make straight

    Synonyms:
    shed light on, put right, disentangle, enlighten, unbend, crystalize, see the light, crystalise, elucidate, tidy up, crystallize, iron out, sort out, square away, clear, reform, crystallise, straighten out, roll out, illuminate, unsnarl, neaten, clean up, clear up, tidy

    Antonyms:
    flex, bend

  3. straightenverb

    get up from a sitting or slouching position

    "The students straightened when the teacher entered"

    Synonyms:
    square away, neaten, clean up, roll out, straighten out, unbend, tidy up, tidy

    Antonyms:
    bend, flex

  4. tidy, tidy up, clean up, neaten, straighten, straighten out, square awayverb

    put (things or places) in order

    "Tidy up your room!"

    Synonyms:
    shed light on, put right, disentangle, enlighten, unbend, crystalize, see the light, crystalise, elucidate, tidy up, crystallize, iron out, groom, square away, clear, reform, crystallise, straighten out, roll out, sort out, illuminate, unsnarl, neaten, clean up, clear up, tidy

    Antonyms:
    flex, bend

  5. roll out, straightenverb

    straighten by unrolling

    "roll out the big map"

    Synonyms:
    tidy up, neaten, roll, square away, clean up, roll out, straighten out, unbend, tidy

    Antonyms:
    bend, flex

  6. straightenverb

    make straight or straighter

    "Straighten this post"; "straighten hair"

    Synonyms:
    square away, neaten, clean up, roll out, straighten out, unbend, tidy up, tidy

    Antonyms:
    bend, flex

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. straightenverb

    Synonyms:
    make straight

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How to use straighten in a sentence?

  1. Donald Trump:

    I had the good sense to leave Atlantic City, which by the way, Caesars just went bankrupt. Every company — Chris [Christie] can tell you — every company virtually in Atlantic City went bankrupt, i left Atlantic City before it totally cratered, and I made a lot of money in Atlantic City, and I'm very proud of it.... By the way, this country right now owes $19 trillion. And they need somebody like me to straighten out that mess.

  2. President Trump:

    All I can say is, our Justice Department and our FBI, at the top of each because inside they have incredible people, but our Justice Department and our FBI have to start doing their job and doing it right and doing it now because people are angry, what’s happening is a disgrace. And at some point, I wanted to stay out, but at some point if it doesn’t straighten out properly, I want them to do their job, I will get involved and I’ll get in there if I have to.

  3. Mike Smolak:

    Years ago, I came back to the farm for a few weeks to help my parents straighten things out.

  4. Billy Graham:

    If a person gets his attitude toward money straight, it will help straighten out almost every other area in his life.

  5. Mike Smolak:

    They were in search of the American dream, and here, with the farm, they found it, years ago, I came back to the farm for a few weeks to help my parents straighten things out.


Translations for straighten

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  • adreçar, redreçarCatalan, Valencian
  • ισιώνωGreek
  • desencorvar, enderezar, destorcer, estirarSpanish
  • oikaista, suoristaa, suoristua, oietaFinnish
  • redresserFrench
  • drizzareItalian
  • rechtmaken, rechttrekken, [[recht]] [[worden]], rechten, opspringen, [[overeind]] [[springen]], zich rechtenDutch
  • endireitarPortuguese
  • îndreptaRomanian
  • выпрямля́ть, вы́прямить, вы́прямиться, выпрямля́тьсяRussian

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