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1. dent

verb. ['ˈdɛnt'] make a depression into.

Synonyms

  • deform
  • twist
  • indent
  • flex
  • hit
  • turn

Antonyms

  • straighten
  • straight line
  • stand still
  • stay

Etymology

  • dent (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • dynt (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Dent

  • underrepresent
  • overrepresent
  • misrepresent
  • malcontent
  • discontent
  • supplement
  • represent
  • circumvent
  • underwent
  • reinvent
  • overspent
  • nonevent
  • unspent
  • torment
  • tashkent
  • segment
  • prevent
  • outspent
  • misspent
  • gourment
  • extent
  • content
  • consent
  • resent
  • repent
  • relent
  • present
  • percent
  • %percent
  • lament

Example sentences of the word dent


1. Noun, singular or mass
Reach back and feel the dent from the outside with your free hand to help guide you.

2. Verb, base form
One of the biggest downfalls to owning a steel door is the fact that it can easily dent.

Quotes containing the word dent


1. I try to make a dent in people when I can. I figure people drift toward liberalism at a young age, and I always hope that they change when they see how the world really is.
- Johnny Ramone

2. Using no control and using humor will build a relationship and make a dent to where the client puts the counselor in their quality world and then begins to relate and seek out the counselor. Effective therapy begins with the acceptance of the therapist into the client's quality world.
- William Glasser

3. As for gun control advocates, I have no hope whatever that any facts whatever will make the slightest dent in their thinking - or lack of thinking.
- Thomas Sowell

2. dent

noun. ['ˈdɛnt'] an appreciable consequence (especially a lessening).

Synonyms

  • result
  • consequence
  • outcome
  • issue
  • effect
  • upshot

Antonyms

  • euphoria
  • happiness
  • anticyclone
  • soothe

Etymology

  • dent (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • dynt (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. dent

noun. ['ˈdɛnt'] a depression scratched or carved into a surface.

Synonyms

  • slit
  • scratch
  • score
  • impression
  • imprint
  • scotch
  • incision
  • prick

Antonyms

  • dissuade
  • deficit
  • lead
  • wasteful

Etymology

  • dent (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • dynt (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. dent

noun. ['ˈdɛnt'] an impression in a surface (as made by a blow).

Synonyms

  • dig
  • defect
  • mar
  • blemish
  • ding
  • gouge

Antonyms

  • natural elevation
  • psychotic depression
  • neurotic depression
  • elation

Etymology

  • dent (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • dynt (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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