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Synonyms for bendbɛnd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bend, crook, twist, turn(noun)

    a circular segment of a curve

    Synonyms:
    spin, felon, bend, routine, tour, outlaw, wind, bend dexter, turning, twist, crease, round, malefactor, whirl, bending, kink, braid, bit, flexure, crimp, turn of events, act, wrench, crook, criminal, tress, pull, winding, plait, play, go, shepherd's crook, curve, number, construction, spell, good turn, fold, twirl, device, bout, plication, gimmick, turn, twisting, eddy

    Antonyms:
    unbend, straighten

  2. bending, bend(noun)

    movement that causes the formation of a curve

    Synonyms:
    deflection, bend dexter, twist, flexure, crimp, deflexion, crease, plication, fold, bend, bending, crook, curve, turn

    Antonyms:
    unbend, straighten

  3. bend, curve(noun)

    curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)

    Synonyms:
    turn, flexure, plication, breaking ball, twist, bend, bend dexter, crease, curvature, crimp, bending, curve, fold, bender, crook, curve ball, curved shape

    Antonyms:
    unbend, straighten

  4. fold, crease, plication, flexure, crimp, bend(noun)

    an angular or rounded shape made by folding

    Synonyms:
    turn, sheep pen, curve, flexure, plication, bending, sheepcote, faithful, flexion, bend, bend dexter, crease, crimp, wrinkle, seam, twist, flection, creese, plica, sheepfold, pleating, fold, line, furrow, folding, crinkle, crook, congregation, crimper, flock, kris

    Antonyms:
    unbend, straighten

  5. Bend(noun)

    a town in central Oregon at the eastern foot of the Cascade Range

    Synonyms:
    bend dexter, twist, flexure, crimp, crease, plication, fold, bending, crook, curve, turn

    Antonyms:
    straighten, unbend

  6. bend, bend dexter(verb)

    diagonal line traversing a shield from the upper right corner to the lower left

    Synonyms:
    bend dexter, twist, flexure, crimp, crease, plication, fold, bend, bending, crook, curve, turn

    Antonyms:
    straighten, unbend

  7. bend, flex(verb)

    form a curve

    Synonyms:
    deform, turn away, twist, flex, bow, stoop, bend, deflect, crouch, turn

    Antonyms:
    straighten, unbend

  8. bend(verb)

    change direction

    Synonyms:
    deform, turn away, twist, flex, bow, stoop, deflect, crouch, turn

    Antonyms:
    unbend, straighten

  9. flex, bend, deform, twist, turn(verb)

    cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form

    Synonyms:
    bend, wriggle, wrick, wind, deform, change state, change form, crouch, contort, release, rick, work, call on, worm, bow, change by reversal, flex, convolute, deflect, move around, wrench, become, grow, turn, sour, reverse, sophisticate, change shape, sprain, curve, twist around, twist, twine, distort, ferment, wrestle, turn over, wring, plow, writhe, strain, squirm, turn away, pervert, stoop, plough

    Antonyms:
    straighten, unbend

  10. crouch, stoop, bend, bow(verb)

    bend one's back forward from the waist on down

    Synonyms:
    turn, accede, bow, scrunch up, defer, twist, bend, hunker down, condescend, bow down, hunker, stoop, deform, scrunch, flex, turn away, deflect, give in, crouch, lower oneself, squat, submit

    Antonyms:
    unbend, straighten

  11. deflect, bend, turn away(verb)

    turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest

    Synonyms:
    distract, bow, avert, ward off, refuse, twist, bend, deform, obviate, fend off, stave off, block, debar, avoid, head off, forfend, stoop, forefend, parry, flex, turn away, deflect, reject, crouch, turn, turn down

    Antonyms:
    unbend, straighten

  12. flex, bend(verb)

    bend a joint

    Synonyms:
    deform, turn away, twist, bow, flex, stoop, bend, deflect, crouch, turn

    Antonyms:
    straighten, unbend

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. bend

    In some cases a thing is spoken of as bent where the parts make an angle; but oftener to bend is understood to be to draw to or through a curve; as, to bend a bow. To submit or yield is to bend the mind humbly to another's wishes. To incline or influence is to bend another's wishes toward our own; to persuade is to draw them quite over. To warp is to bend silently through the whole fiber, as a board in the sun. To crook is to bend irregularly, as a crooked stick. Deflect, deviate, and diverge are said of any turning away; deviate commonly of a slight and gradual movement, diverge of a more sharp and decided one. To bias is to cut across the texture, or incline to one side; in figurative use always with an unfavorable import. Mold is a stronger work than bend; we may bend by a superior force that which still resists the constraint; as, a bent bow; we mold something plastic entirely to some desired form.

    Synonyms:
    bias, bow, crook, curve, deflect, deviate, diverge, incline, influence, mold, persuade, stoop, submit, turn, twine, twist, warp, yield

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. bend(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    curve, crook, bow, incurvate, make crooked

  2. bend(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    direct, turn towards, incline towards

  3. bend(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    exert, apply earnestly, direct attentively

  4. bend(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    subdue, cause to yield, bring to submission, make submissive

  5. bend(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    (Naut.) fasten, make fast

  6. bend(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    crook, be crooked, be bent, be curved

  7. bend(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    lean, incline, turn

  8. bend(n.)

    Synonyms:
    curve, curvity, curvature, flexure, angle, elbow, crook, incurvation, ARCUATION

  9. bend(n.)

    Synonyms:
    bight, coil

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

curvature, fold, dual, curve, elbow, plaice, double, folding, flounder, deform, bent, curved, kink


Translations for bend

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • ثنىArabic
  • подчинявам, извивам се, извивам, завивам, превивам, връзвам, възел, кесонна болест, завойBulgarian
  • ohnout, ohybCzech
  • durchbiegen, biegen, beugen, KurveGerman
  • λυγίζω, στροφήGreek
  • fleksi, kurbigiEsperanto
  • doblar, doblegar, curvar, doblarseSpanish
  • خمPersian
  • taipua, suuntautua, sitoa, kumartua, taivuttaa, antaa periksi, kääntyä, kääntää, kiinnittää, suunnata, myöntyä, kaaret, anturanahka, palkki, kytky, tarkoitus, sukeltajantauti, mutka, parrasFinnish
  • courberFrench
  • lùb, crom, boghaScottish Gaelic
  • התכופף, כופףHebrew
  • görbít, hajlítHungarian
  • kurveskarIdo
  • beygjaIcelandic
  • curvarsi, piegare, curvare, ammanigliare, piegarsi, curvaItalian
  • 曲がる, 曲げるJapanese
  • 굽​​히다Korean
  • چه‌ماندنKurdish
  • curvo, flecto, sinuōLatin
  • saliektLatvian
  • ngawaki, whakapiko, noninga, hawhe, hawe, whawheMāori
  • gaan, buigen, plooien, bevestigen, corrigeren, vastmaken, onderwerpen, knopen, draaien, afbuigen, bocht, verbindingsknoopDutch
  • bøyeNorwegian
  • zgiąćPolish
  • curvar, curvar-se, virar, dobrar-se, dobrar, obrigar, doença de descompressão, curva, bandaPortuguese
  • îndoi, curbaRomanian
  • гнуться, изгибать, сгибать, изгибаться, гнуть, изгибRussian
  • upogniti, zavojSlovene
  • böja, glida, kuva, binda, krokna, böj, kurva, knop, krökSwedish
  • kunja, pindaSwahili
  • bükmekTurkish
  • uốn congVietnamese
  • verdjî, ployî, fé ployîWalloon
  • 彎曲Chinese

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