transitive verb right·en \ˈrītən\

Definition of righten


  1. :  to restore to original or proper condition :  set right :  straighten the agility to righten himself at once — Robert Rankin old confusions which his reason must righten — H. B. Alexander

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Origin and Etymology of righten

1right + -en

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a brief usually trivial fact

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