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Synonyms for tightenˈtaɪt n

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tighten, fasten(verb)

    make tight or tighter

    "Tighten the wire"

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

  2. tighten(verb)

    become tight or tighter

    "The rope tightened"

    Synonyms:
    fasten, stiffen, constrain, reduce, tighten up

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

    restrict

    "Tighten the rules"; "stiffen the regulations"

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

  4. reduce, tighten(verb)

    narrow or limit

    "reduce the influx of foreigners"

    Synonyms:
    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

Wiktionary

  1. tighten(verb)

    To make tighter.

    Antonyms:
    loosen

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. tighten(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    make tight


Translations for tighten

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  • 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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