What are some alternative words for tighten?

Synonyms for tighten
ˈtaɪt n

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term tighten.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tighten, fasten(verb)

    make tight or tighter

    "Tighten the wire"

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

  2. tighten(verb)

    become tight or tighter

    "The rope tightened"

    Synonyms:
    fasten, stiffen, constrain, reduce, tighten up

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

    restrict

    "Tighten the rules"; "stiffen the regulations"

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

  4. reduce, tighten(verb)

    narrow or limit

    "reduce the influx of foreigners"

    Synonyms:
    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

Wiktionary

  1. tighten(verb)

    To make tighter.

    Antonyms:
    loosen

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. tighten(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    make tight

How to pronounce tighten?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say tighten in sign language?

  1. tighten

Words popularity by usage frequency

rankword
#1204contract
#1300secure
#1324cut
#2036reduce
#2464fix
#4349thin
#5998trim
#6310slim
#7738strengthen
#8150shake
#9196concentrate
#11135torque
#13161shrink
#13787squeeze
#17127pinch
#21844tighten
#26128shorten
#26269tightening
#28687dilute
#30094restrain
#31363constrain
#36307fasten
#40994tightness
#54755subdue
#56041repress
#56729tightens
#66240quash
#78986stiffen
#82163abbreviate
#92134toughen
#98831encumber
#101576abridge
#116275subjugate
#202907cumber

Translations for tighten

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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

Get even more translations for tighten »

Translation

Find a translation for the tighten synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • Chinese - Simplified 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • Chinese - Traditional 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Spanish Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • Japanese 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Portuguese Português (Portuguese)
  • German Deutsch (German)
  • Arabic العربية (Arabic)
  • French Français (French)
  • Russian Русский (Russian)
  • Kannada ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • Korean 한국어 (Korean)
  • Hebrew עברית (Hebrew)
  • Ukrainian Український (Ukrainian)
  • Urdu اردو (Urdu)
  • Hungarian Magyar (Hungarian)
  • Hindi मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesian Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italian Italiano (Italian)
  • Tamil தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Turkish Türkçe (Turkish)
  • Telugu తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • Thai ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Vietnamese Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Czech Čeština (Czech)
  • Polish Polski (Polish)
  • Indonesian Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Romanian Românește (Romanian)
  • Dutch Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Greek Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latin Latinum (Latin)
  • Swedish Svenska (Swedish)
  • Danish Dansk (Danish)
  • Finnish Suomi (Finnish)
  • Persian فارسی (Persian)
  • Yiddish ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • Armenian հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norwegian Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English English (English)

Images & Illustrations of tighten

  1. Images & Illustrations of tighten

Discuss these tighten synonyms with the community:


Citation

Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"tighten." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2019. Web. 20 Aug. 2019. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/tighten>.

Are we missing a good synonym for tighten?

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for tighten:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.