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Synonyms for tightenˈtaɪt n

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tighten, fasten(verb)

    make tight or tighter

    fasten, tighten up, fix, tighten, constrain, reduce, secure, stiffen

  2. tighten(verb)

    become tight or tighter

    fasten, stiffen, constrain, reduce, tighten up

  3. stiffen, tighten, tighten up, constrain(verb)


    fasten, restrain, tighten up, encumber, tighten, constrain, cumber, reduce, stiffen

  4. reduce, tighten(verb)

    narrow or limit

    bring down, decoct, slim down, quash, boil down, foreshorten, trim down, slim, constrain, cut, trim back, trim, slenderize, cut back, stiffen, cut down, subjugate, thin out, shrink, abridge, come down, contract, melt off, fasten, subdue, scale down, concentrate, deoxidize, shorten, dilute, thin, tighten up, deoxidise, reduce, abbreviate, keep down, lose weight, repress, tighten


  1. tighten(verb)

    To make tighter.


Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. tighten(v. a.)

    make tight

Translations for tighten

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • utáhnout, dotáhnoutCzech
  • σφίγγωGreek
  • tensarse, tensarSpanish
  • kiristää, tiukentua, tiukentaa, kiristyä, korottaaFinnish
  • resserrer, taux, serrer, se resserrerFrench
  • dlúthaighIrish
  • feszülHungarian
  • stringereItalian
  • zacieśniać, zacieśniać sięPolish
  • strângeRomanian
  • затя́гивать, натяну́ться, затяну́ть, затя́гиваться, затяну́ться, натя́гивать, натяну́ть, натя́гиватьсяRussian
  • shtrëngojAlbanian

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