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1. straighten

verb. ['ˈstreɪtən'] straighten up or out; make straight.

Synonyms

  • unbend

Antonyms

  • decontaminate
  • clean

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Rhymes with Straighten

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How do you pronounce straighten?

Pronounce straighten as ˈstreɪtən.

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Sentences with straighten


1. Verb, base form
If you have a lawnmower that has a bent deck, you can straighten it back into shape.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
As you straighten your legs, straighten your arms toward the ceiling.

Quotes about straighten


1. This is my depressed stance. When you're depressed, it makes a lot of difference how you stand. The worst thing you can do is straighten up and hold your head high because then you'll start to feel better. If you're going to get any joy out of being depressed, you've got to stand like this.
- Charles M. Schulz

2. Every day People straighten up the hair, why not the heart?
- Ernesto Che Guevara

2. straighten

verb. ['ˈstreɪtən'] make straight.

Synonyms

  • alter
  • channelize
  • extend
  • modify
  • straighten out
  • change
  • unbend
  • comb
  • unweave
  • untwist
  • untwine

Antonyms

  • twine
  • bend
  • weave
  • depersonalize

3. straighten

verb. ['ˈstreɪtən'] get up from a sitting or slouching position.

Synonyms

  • rear
  • pull up
  • rise up
  • straighten up
  • change posture

Antonyms

  • destabilise
  • sensitize
  • demilitarise
  • transitivize

4. straighten

verb. ['ˈstreɪtən'] put (things or places) in order.

Synonyms

  • clean house
  • make up
  • neaten
  • square away
  • make
  • clean
  • order
  • straighten out
  • tidy up
  • tidy
  • clean up

Antonyms

  • undock
  • take away
  • deconcentrate
  • destabilize

5. straighten

verb. ['ˈstreɪtən'] straighten by unrolling.

Synonyms

  • roll out
  • unwind

Antonyms

  • increase
  • demilitarize
  • dehydrogenate

6. straighten

verb. ['ˈstreɪtən'] make straight or straighter.

Synonyms

  • arrange

Antonyms

  • enable
  • loosen
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