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.

  2. straighten(Verb)

    To become straight.

  3. straighten(Verb)

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

  4. straighten(Verb)

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

  5. straighten(Verb)

    To bribe or corrupt.

  6. straighten(Verb)

    To stand up, especially from a sitting position.

  7. Origin: 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

How to pronounce straighten?

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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. Neva Cole:

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

  2. Jeannine Hammond:

    I really kept hoping he would straighten himself up, but he couldn't. He really couldn't.

  3. Mike Smolak:

    Years ago, I came back to the farm for a few weeks to help my parents straighten things out.

  4. Donald Trump:

    Iran is going to work out very nicely, it's very easy to straighten out or it's very easy to make it a lot worse.

  5. Billy Graham:

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

Images & Illustrations of straighten

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Translations for straighten

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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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