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Definition 1: put (things or places) in order - [verb of change]

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

  • Tidy up your room!

Synonyms for straighten in the sense of this definition

(straighten is a kind of ...) bring order to or into

"Order these files"

(... is a kind of straighten ) put in order or neaten

"make the bed" "make up a room"

(... is a kind of straighten ) clean and tidy up the house

"She housecleans every week"

Definition 2: make straight or straighter - [verb of change]

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

  • Straighten this post
  • straighten hair

(straighten is a kind of ...) put into a proper or systematic order

"arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order"

Definition 3: make straight - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for straighten in the sense of this definition

(straighten is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of straighten ) cause to become untwisted

(... is a kind of straighten ) free from flexure

"unbend a bow"

(... is a kind of straighten ) open or straighten out; unbend

"Can we extend the legs of this dining table?"

(... is a kind of straighten ) cause to form a channel

"channelize a stream"

(... is a kind of straighten ) undo what has been twined together

"untwine the strings"

(... is a kind of straighten ) undo strands that have been woven together

(... is a kind of straighten ) straighten with a comb

"comb your hair"

Definition 4: straighten by unrolling - [verb of contact]

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

  • roll out the big map

Synonyms for straighten in the sense of this definition

(straighten is a kind of ...) separate the tangles of

Definition 5: straighten up or out; make straight - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for straighten in the sense of this definition

(straighten is a kind of ...) undergo a change in bodily posture

Definition 6: get up from a sitting or slouching position - [verb of motion]

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

  • The students straightened when the teacher entered

(straighten is a kind of ...) undergo a change in bodily posture

(... is a kind of straighten ) stand up on the hind legs, of quadrupeds

"The horse reared in terror"

(... is a kind of straighten ) straighten oneself

"He drew himself up when he talked to his superior"

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