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, unbendverb

    straighten up or out; make straight

  2. straighten, straighten outverb

    make straight

  3. straightenverb

    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 awayverb

    put (things or places) in order

    "Tidy up your room!"

  5. roll out, straightenverb

    straighten by unrolling

    "roll out the big map"

  6. straightenverb

    make straight or straighter

    "Straighten this post"; "straighten hair"

Wiktionary

  1. straightenverb

    To cause to become straight.

    Etymology: From straight + -en

  2. straightenverb

    To become straight.

    Etymology: From straight + -en

  3. straightenverb

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

    Etymology: From straight + -en

  4. straightenverb

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

    Etymology: From straight + -en

  5. straightenverb

    To bribe or corrupt.

    Etymology: From straight + -en

  6. straightenverb

    To stand up, especially from a sitting position.

    Etymology: From straight + -en

Webster Dictionary

  1. Straightenverb

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

  2. Straightenverb

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

  3. Straightenverb

    a variant of Straiten

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

How to pronounce straighten?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

How to say straighten in sign language?

Numerology

  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. President Trump:

    All I can say is, our Justice Department and our FBI, at the top of each because inside they have incredible people, but our Justice Department and our FBI have to start doing their job and doing it right and doing it now because people are angry, what’s happening is a disgrace. And at some point, I wanted to stay out, but at some point if it doesn’t straighten out properly, I want them to do their job, I will get involved and I’ll get in there if I have to.

  2. Cliven Bundy:

    The Lord told me ... if (the sheriff doesn't) take away these arms (from federal agents), we the people will have to face these arms in a civil war. He said, 'This is your chance to straighten this thing up,'.

  3. President Barack Obama:

    Have you noticed that everyone of these candidates say, 'Obama's weak. Putin's kicking sand in his face. When I talk to Putin, he's going to straighten out,' then it turns out they can't handle a bunch of CNBC moderators at the debate. Let me tell you, if you can't handle those guys, then I don't think the Chinese and the Russians are going to be too worried about you.

  4. Communication Minister Rudiantara:

    Google has an office in Indonesia, but digital age transactions do not go through that office. That is what we're looking to straighten out.

  5. 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.

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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