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righten

Line breaks: right¦en
Pronunciation: /ˈrʌɪt(ə)n
 
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Definition of righten in English:

verb

[with object] archaic
Make (something) right, correct, or straight: thy stubborn mind will not be rightened
More example sentences
  • Cialikate and the man shared one last passionate, lusty kiss and a few more rounds of groping hands before pulling apart and rightening their clothing.
  • A quick punch below the camera made the picture on the television lurch, and the strange figure quickly grabbed the camera lens, rightening it to show a picture-perfect display of his face.
  • Finally we pulled away, and took a moment to regain our breathing and righten our clothes where our hands had done more than a little exploration.

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Pronunciation: ˈɔːθəʊɛpi
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