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Definition 1: alter the shape of (something) by stress - [verb of change]

Samples where distort or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • His body was deformed by leprosy

Synonyms for distort in the sense of this definition

(distort is a kind of ...) give shape or form to

"shape the dough" "form the young child's character"

(... is a kind of distort ) distort adversely

"Jealousy had jaundiced his judgment"

Definition 2: make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for distort in the sense of this definition

(distort is a kind of ...) represent falsely

"This statement misrepresents my intentions"

(... is a kind of distort ) alter so as to make unrecognizable

"The tourists murdered the French language"

Definition 3: affect as in thought or feeling - [verb of communication]

Samples where distort or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • My personal feelings color my judgment in this case
  • The sadness tinged his life

Synonyms for distort in the sense of this definition

(distort is a kind of ...) have an effect upon

"Will the new rules affect me?"

Definition 4: twist and press out of shape - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for distort in the sense of this definition

(distort is a kind of ...) form into a spiral shape

"The cord is all twisted"

(... is a kind of distort ) change shape as via computer animation

"In the video, Michael Jackson morphed into a panther"

(distort has a similar meaning as ...) twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish

"Wring one's hand"

(distort has a similar meaning as ...) twist, squeeze, or compress in order to extract liquid

"wring the towels"

Definition 5: form into a spiral shape - [verb of contact]

Samples where distort or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The cord is all twisted

Synonyms for distort in the sense of this definition

(distort is a kind of ...) assume a different shape or form

(... is a kind of distort ) twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish

"Wring one's hand"

(... is a kind of distort ) twist and press out of shape

(... is a kind of distort ) twist together or entwine into a confusing mass

"The child entangled the cord"

(... is a kind of distort ) spin, wind, or twist together

"intertwine the ribbons" "Twine the threads into a rope" "intertwined hearts"

(... is a kind of distort ) work natural fibers into a thread

"spin silk"

(... is a kind of distort ) interlace by or as if by weaving

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