What are some alternative words for tighten?

Synonyms for tightenˈtaɪt n

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term tighten.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tighten, fasten(verb)

    make tight or tighter

    "Tighten the wire"

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

  2. tighten(verb)

    become tight or tighter

    "The rope tightened"

    fasten, stiffen, constrain, reduce, tighten up

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


    "Tighten the rules"; "stiffen the regulations"

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

  4. reduce, tighten(verb)

    narrow or limit

    "reduce the influx of foreigners"

    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

Get even more translations for tighten »


Find a translation for the tighten synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

Images & Illustrations of tighten

     Images & Illustrations of tighten

Discuss these tighten synonyms with the community:


Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:


"tighten." Synonyms.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 22 Jan. 2018. <https://www.synonyms.net/synonym/tighten>.

Are we missing a good synonym for tighten?

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for tighten:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.