Complete Definition of "straighten"

English

Pronunciation
IPA|/stɹeɪtn/, SAMPA|/streItn/
audio|en-us-straighten.ogg|Audio (US)
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-eɪtÉn|-eɪtÉn

Etymology
From straight + -en

Verb
en-verb

  1. transitive To cause to become straight.
  2. intransitive To become straight.
  3. transitive To put in order#Adjective|order; to sort#Verb|sort; to tidy up.
  4. transitive To clarify a situation or concept to (an audience).
  5. context|transitive|slang To bribe#Verb|bribe or corrupt#Verb|corrupt.
  6. intransitive To stand up, especially from a sitting position.

Translations
make straight
Dutch: rechtmaken, rechttrekken, rechten
Finnish: oikaista, suoristaa

become straight
Dutch: zich rechten, recht worden
Finnish: oieta, suoristua

stand up
Dutch: overeind springen; opspringen

Derived terms
straightener

See also
straiten

Category:English ergative verbs

fr:straighten
io:straighten
id:straighten
fi:straighten
te:straighten
vi:straighten

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