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straighten

straight·en

straighten

 
 
pronunciation:
streI tn
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part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: straightened, straightening, straightens
definition 1: to make or become straight.
synonyms:
unbend
antonyms:
bend, curve, flex, hunch, warp
similar words:
align, correct, erect, right, square, stand, true, unbend, uncoil, uncurl, unfold
definition 2: to put right; rectify (often fol. by out).
antonyms:
mess
similar words:
ameliorate, arrange, correct, improve, make amends, mend, order, rectify, repair, right, tidy, turn over a new leaf, untangle
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derivation: straightener (n.)
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