What does straighten mean?

Definitions for straighten
ˈstreɪt nstraight·en

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word straighten.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. straighten, unbend(verb)

    straighten up or out; make straight

  2. straighten, straighten out(verb)

    make straight

  3. straighten(verb)

    get up from a sitting or slouching position

    "The students straightened when the teacher entered"

  4. tidy, tidy up, clean up, neaten, straighten, straighten out, square away(verb)

    put (things or places) in order

    "Tidy up your room!"

  5. roll out, straighten(verb)

    straighten by unrolling

    "roll out the big map"

  6. straighten(verb)

    make straight or straighter

    "Straighten this post"; "straighten hair"


  1. straighten(Verb)

    To cause to become straight.

    Etymology: From straight + -en

  2. straighten(Verb)

    To become straight.

    Etymology: From straight + -en

  3. straighten(Verb)

    To put in order; to sort; to tidy up.

    Etymology: From straight + -en

  4. straighten(Verb)

    To clarify a situation or concept to (an audience).

    Etymology: From straight + -en

  5. straighten(Verb)

    To bribe or corrupt.

    Etymology: From straight + -en

  6. straighten(Verb)

    To stand up, especially from a sitting position.

    Etymology: From straight + -en

Webster Dictionary

  1. Straighten(verb)

    to make straight; to reduce from a crooked to a straight form

  2. Straighten(verb)

    to make right or correct; to reduce to order; as, to straighten one's affairs; to straighten an account

  3. Straighten(verb)

    a variant of Straiten

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'straighten' in Verbs Frequency: #1086

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of straighten in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of straighten in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of straighten in a Sentence

  1. United States:

    I think we should be very concerned and I think we should be concerned about the Chinese law that makes this permissible, i think it should become a major element of State Department policy to try to straighten this out before we proceed and have real problems because Huawei has been very assertive.

  2. Donald Trump:

    I had the good sense to leave Atlantic City, which by the way, Caesars just went bankrupt. Every company — Chris [Christie] can tell you — every company virtually in Atlantic City went bankrupt, i left Atlantic City before it totally cratered, and I made a lot of money in Atlantic City, and I'm very proud of it.... By the way, this country right now owes $19 trillion. And they need somebody like me to straighten out that mess.

  3. President Trump:

    He made such a fool out of himself. What people dont report is the letter he had to do to straighten out his testimony because his testimony was wrong, but Nancy Pelosi... doesnt talk about it.

  4. Billy Graham:

    If a person gets his attitude toward money straight, it will help straighten out almost every other area in his life.

  5. Neva Cole:

    Our job is not to straighten each other out, But to help each other up.

Images & Illustrations of straighten

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  • adreçar, redreçarCatalan, Valencian
  • ισιώνωGreek
  • estirar, desencorvar, destorcer, enderezarSpanish
  • suoristaa, oieta, oikaista, suoristuaFinnish
  • redresserFrench
  • drizzareItalian
  • rechtmaken, rechttrekken, rechten, [[overeind]] [[springen]], zich rechten, opspringen, [[recht]] [[worden]]Dutch
  • endireitarPortuguese
  • îndreptaRomanian
  • выпрямля́ться, выпрямля́ть, вы́прямиться, вы́прямитьRussian

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