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bend

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of bend

  1. 1 something that curves or is curved it's hard to see around that bend in the road, so be careful Synonyms of bend angle, arc, arch, bow, crook, curvature, curve, inflection, turn, wind Words Related to bend kink, warp; circle, ring, ringlet, round; coil, curl, curlicue (also curlycue); buckle, convolution, flexure, fold, loop, spiral, swirl, twist, winding; incurvature, reflection; decline, inclination, incline, slope; corner, turnoff; dogleg, hairpin

  2. 2 the act of positioning or an instance of being positioned at an angle did knee bends for exercise Synonyms of bend angling, tilt, cock, inclination, list, tipWords Related to bend turn, twist, veer; bow, dip, nod


bend

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of bend

  1. 1 to cause to turn away from a straight line she bent the blade of the knife when she got it jammed in the drawer Synonyms of bend arch, bow, crook, curve, hook, swerve Words Related to bend arc, round; incurvate, incurve, inflect, reflect; deflect, divert; entwine, kink, swirl, turn, twine, twist, veer, warp; coil, curl, enroll (also enrol), loop, spiral; dent, dimple; meander, wave, weave, wind; decline, incline, slope Antonyms of bend straighten, unbend, uncurl

  2. 2 to occupy (oneself) diligently or with close attention bent herself to the task for the rest of the day Synonyms of bend address, apply, buckle, devote, giveWords Related to bend readdress, reapply; knuckle down, set (to), settle (down); busy, commit, concern, engage, involve; exert, exhaust, put out, spend, strain, stress, tax, trouble, wear out; carry on, pitch in, plunge (in); grind, hump, hustle, peg (away), plod, plow, plug (away), workNear Antonyms of bend dally, dawdle, dillydally, fiddle (around), fool around, idle, mess around, monkey (around), play, potter (around), putter (around), trifle

  3. 3 to point or turn (something) toward a target or goal bent all of his efforts toward making his first documentary film Synonyms of bend aim, cast, direct, head, hold, level, pinpoint, set, trainWords Related to bend sight; bear, face; concentrate, focus; incline, orient, steerNear Antonyms of bend avert, curve, deflect, detour, divert, rechannel, shunt, sidetrack

  4. 4 to turn away from a straight line or course the stream bends slightly to the east Synonyms of bend arc, arch, curve, bow, crook, fall off, hook, round, sweep, swerve, trend, wheelWords Related to bend circle, coil, curlicue, curl, loop, spiral; turn, twist, wind; deviate, veerAntonyms of bend straighten

  5. 5 to change so much as to create a wrong impression or alter the meaning of attorneys bending the facts to put their client in the most favorable light Synonyms of bend garble, color, cook, distort, falsify, fudge, misinterpret, misrelate, misrepresent, misstate, pervert, slant, twist, warpWords Related to bend misdescribe, misspeak, mistranslate; belie, camouflage, disguise, dissemble, gloss (over), mask, veil, whitewash; bowdlerize, censor; complicate, confound, confuse, mistake, mix (up); mystify, obscure; equivocate, fib, lie, palter, prevaricateNear Antonyms of bend clarify, clear (up), explain, illuminate, illustrate, interpret, spell out; decipher

  6. 6 to cause (something) to hold to another bend a leash to the dog's collar Synonyms of bend affix, attach, fasten, fixWords Related to bend adhere, bolt, cinch, clamp, clasp, clench, clinch, clip, glue, hang, harness, hasp, lace, lash, latch, nail, paste, pin, plaster, rivet, screw, shackle, staple, stick, strap, tack, tackle, tie, toggle, yoke; coapt, connect, join, link, unite; reaffix, reattach, refasten, refix, resecure; batten, belay, button, do upNear Antonyms of bend break up, disconnect, disjoin, disjoint, dissever, dissociate, disunite, divide, divorce, part, separate, sever, split, sunder, uncouple, unlink, unyoke; loose, loosen; unbind, unfix, unlash, untieAntonyms of bend detach, undo, unfasten, unhook


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