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straighten

Synonyms of straighten in English:

verb

  • 1 Rory straightened his tie she brushed her hair and straightened her clothing
    make straight, align;
    adjust, arrange, rearrange, tidy, make tidy, neaten, spruce up;
  • 2 he didn't know how to straighten things out with Viola
    put/set right, sort out, iron out, clear up, settle, resolve, find a solution to, put in order, tidy up, regulate, regularize, rectify, repair, remedy;
    disentangle, unravel, unsnarl, untangle
    informal patch up
    [Antonyms] confuse, complicate
  • 3 he straightened up, using the bedside table for support
    stand up, stand up straight, stand upright, straighten one's back
    [Antonyms] bend over
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