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Synonyms for straighten
ˈstreɪt nstraight·en

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  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. straightenverb

    Synonyms:
    make straight

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How to use straighten in a sentence?

  1. Mike Smolak:

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

  2. Ross Perot:

    If you can't stand a little sacrifice and you can't stand a trip across the desert with limited water, we're never going to straighten this country out.

  3. Jeannine Hammond:

    I really kept hoping he would straighten himself up, but he couldn't. He really couldn't.

  4. President Barack Obama:

    Have you noticed that everyone of these candidates say, 'Obama's weak. Putin's kicking sand in his face. When I talk to Putin, he's going to straighten out,' then it turns out they can't handle a bunch of CNBC moderators at the debate. Let me tell you, if you can't handle those guys, then I don't think the Chinese and the Russians are going to be too worried about you.

  5. Cliven Bundy:

    The Lord told me ... if (the sheriff doesn't) take away these arms (from federal agents), we the people will have to face these arms in a civil war. He said, 'This is your chance to straighten this thing up,'.


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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