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Synonyms for straighten
ˈstreɪt n

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. straighten, unbend(verb)

    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 out(verb)

    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. straighten(verb)

    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 away(verb)

    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, straighten(verb)

    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. straighten(verb)

    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. straighten(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    make straight

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How to use straighten in a sentence?

  1. United States:

    I think we should be very concerned and I think we should be concerned about the Chinese law that makes this permissible, i think it should become a major element of State Department policy to try to straighten this out before we proceed and have real problems because Huawei has been very assertive.

  2. Neva Cole:

    Our job is not to straighten each other out, But to help each other up.

  3. 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.

  4. Terra Ordonez:

    I'm excited for her to straighten up and get clean because I know she's smart enough to get out of it, hopefully, it's an eye-opener for a lot of women who are struggling. If you're pregnant, scream for help.

  5. Billy Graham:

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

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Translations for straighten

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  • adreçar, redreçarCatalan, Valencian
  • ισιώνωGreek
  • estirar, desencorvar, destorcer, enderezarSpanish
  • suoristaa, oieta, oikaista, suoristuaFinnish
  • redresserFrench
  • drizzareItalian
  • rechtmaken, rechttrekken, rechten, [[overeind]] [[springen]], zich rechten, opspringen, [[recht]] [[worden]]Dutch
  • endireitarPortuguese
  • îndreptaRomanian
  • выпрямля́ться, выпрямля́ть, вы́прямиться, вы́прямитьRussian

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