Bend Synonyms and Antonyms
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Synonyms for Bend
To turn another way; to divert.
To pinch together or fold the edge of (one part) tightly over another
(Figuratively, intransitive) To increase continually.
To arch or cause to arch slightly.
To wind into loops (roughly) around a common center.
To bend or deviate from an upright position; stand at a slant; incline
By a circuitous course; in a roundabout way
The definition of a crook is a bend in something.
Twist is defined as to turn around from one side to the other.
To position (something) by folding it, or using its folds.
To make a soft crackling sound; rustle.
To wind or twist (esp. hair) into ringlets or coils
Buckle means to fasten or attach two sides together with a clasp, or to bend under pressure or heat.
To turn (a crank, for example) in a series of circular motions.
To go in a winding course; twist about:
(Optics) To measure the degree of refraction of (an eye or lens)
A usually curved structure forming the upper edge of an open space and supporting the weight above it, as in a bridge or doorway.
(Intransitive) To bend or turn gradually from a given direction.
(Slang) To work as a prostitute
To twist or wrench out of its usual form into one that is grotesque; distort violently
Deflect is defined as to cause something to change direction, or to deter someone from his/her intended purpose.
(Physics) To alter the shape of by pressure or stress.
(Bridge) To increase the point value or penalty of (an opponent's bid) by saying “double” when it is one's turn to bid
Loop is defined as to form in a way that two sides fold on each other with an opening in the middle.
To move or bend at an angle or by means of angles
To stoop is to bend over, or to do something that is demeaning or below your status.
To move aimlessly and idly without fixed direction:
To move around, as in a circle
To turn aside or cause to turn aside sharply or suddenly from a straight line, course, etc. (Intransitive, mathematics, of a sequence, series, or function) Not to converge: to have no limit, or no finite limit.
To turn aside ( from a course, direction, standard, doctrine, etc.); diverge; digress
To direct or send on a detour.
(Obsolete, nautical) To let out (a sail-line), to allow (a sheet) to run out.
To let bend or hang down:
To be forced out of a straight line
To be forced out of a straight line
Wilt means to become limp.
(Nautical) To drift to leeward.
To move forward jerkily; push; shove
To offer in good faith; pledge: (Dated) To put a direction or address upon; to mark with the name and residence of the person to whom anything is sent.
To cause (someone) to accept a point of view or to undertake a course of action by means of argument, reasoning, or entreaty:
Or (intransitive) To enter or put forward for approval, consideration, marking etc. (Intransitive, now rare) To give one's adhesion; to join up with (a group, etc.); to become part of. [from 15th c.]
Curved like a bow; arched
Bent is defined as something that is not straight.
Of, with, or marked by a circumflex
(Botany) Twisted, bent, or partially rolled upon itself; convolute.
Capable of being changed or adjusted to meet particular or varied needs:
Able to bend the body easily; supple; lithe
To cause to bend or to bend into an inward curve.
(Intransitive) To be formed into a kink or twist.
Replicate is defined as to make a copy of, or to fold or bend back.
To have, or come to have, a bias or inclination in favor of a particular opinion or side in a dispute
To arc is defined as to make a curved shape or move in a curved path. To bend something into a hump.
To move with or make a crunching sound:
To apply (oneself) or direct (one's energies) to something
To apply is defined as to make a strong effort to do a job well. (Idiomatic) To put forth the needed effort; to focus; become serious; apply oneself (e.g. to work or study).
To collect or focus (one's thoughts, efforts, etc.)
To set apart seriously for a special purpose; devote to some work, duty, etc.
To give one's time, focus one's efforts, commit oneself, etc. entirely for, on, or to a certain matter.
diagonal line traversing a shield from the upper right corner to the lower left A motion or action that bends.
The definition of a fold is a crease, something that has been bended or the act of bending one part over another. (Lacrosse) The circle around the goal, where no offensive players can go. (Now chiefly biology, geology) A fold or pleat. [from 18th c.] (Astronomy) The small distortion of an astronomical instrument caused by the weight of its parts; the amount to be added or subtracted from the observed readings of the instrument to correct them for this distortion.
To bend (the head or knee, for example) low, as in fear or humility.
To subject to diffraction Resembling, or shaped like a rhombus or rhomboid
geanticline (Geology, geography) A large-scale anticline; a large upward lift in the earth's surface.
A usually elongate, basinlike depression along the edge of a continent, in which a thick sequence of sediments and volcanic deposits has accumulated.
supination (Anatomy) The action of rotating the forearm so that the palm of the hand is turned up or forward.
The definition of pliable is a person or thing that bends or is easily influenced.
Characterized by many curves or turns; winding:
Adaptable to changing circumstances:
Mentally disturbed or unsound.
The definition of wry is a mocking, biting or sarcastic sort of humor, or an unpleasant facial expression used to indicate displeasure.
A bay formed by such a curve
(--- Sports) A shot or pass that is sent without stopping in a different direction by a second offensive player.
The act of inclining or the state of being inclined; a bend or tilt:
A curving inwards; the condition of being curved inwards.
A U-shaped bend in a river.
(--- Med.) The bending backward of an organ, esp. of the body of the uterus, upon itself
The quality or condition of being sinuous.
Spring is an elastic or bouncing ability or the season between winter and summer.
A characteristic likelihood:
The quality or condition of being tortuous; twistedness or crookedness.
To necessitate or require, as by force of circumstance; demand:
To descend voluntarily to the level, regarded as lower, of the person one is dealing with; be graciously willing to do something regarded as beneath one's dignity; deign
To turn (a person or thing) aside from a course, direction, etc. into another; deflect
To close or join in a particular manner: (Intransitive) To behave in a servile manner; to grovel. (Figuratively) Easily influenced for good or evil; tractable; as, a pliant heart.
Antonyms for Bend
To clarify a situation or concept to (an audience). (Intransitive) To become stiff.
To assume and carry successfully, as the part of an actor; to represent or act; to sustain.
To be forced out of a straight line
To make available; provide:
To become straight or less bent
Words Related to Bend
To transfer from (one conveyance) to another:
To produce a return for effort or investment:
In a straight line or direction; unswervingly To place in a particular position or attitude; to pose.
(Intransitive) To provide assistance.
(Intransitive, often with on or against) To collect payments.
(Nautical) To strain in heavy seas so that the joints give slightly and the fastenings become slack. Used of a boat or ship. Synonym Study
suggests a swerving or deflection in a line that follows or approximates the arc of a circle he curved the next pitch
, in this comparison, suggests a change in direction, as a curving back of an object upon itself to turn the sheet back
, in this connection, implies greater resistance in the object to be bent and often connotes a wrenching out of the normal line to twist one's arm
refers to the curving or crooking of something that is normally straight but that yields to pressure or tension to bend a wire
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