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Rhymes with Tense

  • misrepresents
  • nondefense
  • commonsense
  • suspense
  • expense
  • dispense
  • condense
  • incense
  • defense
  • defence
  • commence
  • whence
  • spens
  • spence
  • offense
  • immense
  • ferenc
  • thence
  • sense
  • pense
  • pence
  • hense
  • hence
  • fence
  • dense
  • cents
  • bence

2. tense

adjective. ['ˈtɛns'] pronounced with relatively tense tongue muscles (e.g., the vowel sound in `beat').

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Etymology

  • tens (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • tempus (Latin)
  • tensus (Latin)

3. tense

verb. ['ˈtɛns'] increase the tension on.

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Etymology

  • tens (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • tempus (Latin)
  • tensus (Latin)

4. tense

adjective. ['ˈtɛns'] taut or rigid; stretched tight.

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Etymology

  • tens (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • tempus (Latin)
  • tensus (Latin)

6. tense

verb. ['ˈtɛns'] cause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious.

Etymology

  • tens (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • tempus (Latin)
  • tensus (Latin)

7. tense

verb. ['ˈtɛns'] become tense, nervous, or uneasy.

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Etymology

  • tens (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • tempus (Latin)
  • tensus (Latin)

8. tense

verb. ['ˈtɛns'] become stretched or tense or taut.

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Etymology

  • tens (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • tempus (Latin)
  • tensus (Latin)
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