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Meaning of STRAIGHTEN

Pronunciation:  'streytn

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  put (things or places) in order; "Tidy up your room!"
  2. [v]  make straight or straighter; "Straighten this post"; "straighten hair"
  3. [v]  make straight
  4. [v]  straighten by unrolling; "roll out the big map"
  5. [v]  get up from a sitting or slouching position; "The students straightened when the teacher entered"
  6. [v]  straighten up or out; make straight
 

STRAIGHTEN is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: clean up, neaten, roll out, square away, straighten out, straighten out, tidy, tidy up, unbend
 
 Antonyms: bend, flex
 
 See Also: alter, arrange, change, change posture, channelise, channelize, clean, clean house, clear, clear up, comb, crystalise, crystalize, crystallise, crystallize, disentangle, disentangle, draw up, elucidate, enlighten, extend, houseclean, illuminate, make, make up, order, pull up, rear, rise up, set up, shed light on, sort out, straighten up, unbend, unsnarl, untwine, untwist, unweave, unwind

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Straight"en\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Straighted}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Straighting}.]
    1. To make straight; to reduce from a crooked to a straight
       form.
    
    2. To make right or correct; to reduce to order; as, to
       straighten one's affairs; to straighten an account.
    
    {To straighten one's face}, to cease laughing or smiling,
       etc., and compose one's features.
    
    
  2. \Straight"en\, v. t.
    A variant of {Straiten}. [Obs. or R.]
    
    
 

 

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