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Synonyms for tighten
ˈtaɪt n

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tighten, fasten(verb)

    make tight or tighter

    "Tighten the wire"

    fasten, tighten up, fix, constrain, reduce, secure, stiffen

  2. tighten(verb)

    become tight or tighter

    "The rope tightened"

    fasten, stiffen, constrain, reduce, tighten up

  3. stiffen, tighten, tighten up, constrain(verb)


    "Tighten the rules"; "stiffen the regulations"

    fasten, restrain, tighten up, encumber, constrain, cumber, reduce, stiffen

  4. reduce, tighten(verb)

    narrow or limit

    "reduce the influx of foreigners"

    bring down, decoct, slim down, quash, boil down, foreshorten, trim down, slim, constrain, cut, trim back, trim, slenderize, cut back, stiffen, cut down, subjugate, thin out, shrink, abridge, come down, contract, melt off, fasten, subdue, scale down, concentrate, deoxidize, shorten, dilute, thin, tighten up, deoxidise, reduce, abbreviate, keep down, lose weight, repress


  1. tighten(verb)

    To make tighter.

    Please tighten that screw a quarter-turn.


Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. tighten(v. a.)

    make tight

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. tighten(v)


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How to use tighten in a sentence?

  1. Andrew Miller:

    Don't just buy one in a store and tighten it as tight as you can.

  2. Jeffrey Gundlach:

    Basically what they said is we didn't tighten because of global markets. This is a big deal, the global growth isn't there and they are really scared to reverse course if they raise rates.

  3. England Deputy Governor Minouche Shafik:

    We are over time seeing a situation where there are recruitment difficulties in many parts of the country, employers are having to bid up wages, i do think that the labour market will start to tighten over the coming months.

  4. Martin Henriksen:

    We hope this will start a chain reaction through Europe where other European countries can see there's the need to tighten the rules on immigration in order to keep European culture.

  5. Dan Rutherford:

    The IMO's decision to move up and tighten energy efficiency targets for some new ships is a modest but necessary step to combat climate change.

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  • utáhnout, dotáhnoutCzech
  • σφίγγωGreek
  • tensarse, tensarSpanish
  • kiristää, tiukentua, tiukentaa, kiristyä, korottaaFinnish
  • resserrer, taux, serrer, se resserrerFrench
  • dlúthaighIrish
  • feszülHungarian
  • stringereItalian
  • zacieśniać, zacieśniać sięPolish
  • strângeRomanian
  • затя́гивать, натяну́ться, затяну́ть, затя́гиваться, затяну́ться, натя́гивать, натяну́ть, натя́гиватьсяRussian
  • shtrëngojAlbanian

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