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straight·en

straighten

 
 
pronunciation:
streI tn
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part of speech: verb
inflections: straightens, straightening, straightened
definition 1: to make or become straight.
The orthodontist wants to straighten my teeth.
antonyms:
bend, curve, flex, hunch, warp
similar words:
align, correct, erect, right, square, stand, true, unfold
definition 2: to put right; repair (often followed by "out").
Let's straighten the living room before mom comes home.
antonyms:
mess
similar words:
arrange, correct, improve, make amends, mend, order, repair, right, tidy, turn over a new leaf, untangle
derivation: straightener (n.)
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The word straighten contains the following part:
-en1 Old English verb-forming suffix that means to cause to be or become or have
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