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See definition of bend on Dictionary.com
  • nouncurve
  • verbform or cause a curve
  • verbpersuade; influence

synonyms for bend

  • angle
  • arc
  • bending
  • bow
  • corner
  • crook
  • curvature
  • deflection
  • deviation
  • flection
  • flexure
  • hook
  • lean
  • loop
  • round
  • sag
  • shift
  • tack
  • tilt
  • turn
  • twist
  • yaw
  • zigzag
  • curvation
See also synonyms for: bending / bent
  • flex
  • crouch
  • incline
  • veer
  • tilt
  • buckle
  • stoop
  • lean
  • bow
  • twist
  • curl
  • swerve
  • pervert
  • deform
  • zigzag
  • crook
  • verge
  • droop
  • yaw
  • spiral
  • warp
  • circle
  • detour
  • deflect
  • contort
  • waver
  • arch
  • crimp
  • hook
  • wilt
  • double
  • turn
  • genuflect
  • careen
  • loop
  • crinkle
  • round
  • wind
  • camber
  • incurvate
  • angle away
  • angle off
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antonyms for bend

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  • stagnation
  • line
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How to use bend in a sentence

Adjust the screen’s brightness and contrast for comfort, and find a chair with arm rests that allows your child to sit with knees at a 90-degree bend and feet flat on the floor.
AS STAY-AT-HOME RESTRICTIONS RISE, HERE ARE WAYS TO COPEWASHINGTON POST STAFF, ELIZABETH CHANG, MARI-JANE WILLIAMS, BECKY KRYSTAL, KENDRA NICHOLS, CAITLIN MOORE, STEPHANIE MERRY, MISSY ROSENBERG, KATHERINE LEEDECEMBER 2, 2020WASHINGTON POST
I began to recognize the slight bends in each trail and measure distance by landmarks like couches and paint cans.
THE CASE FOR HIKING UGLY TRAILSKRISTA KARLSONNOVEMBER 21, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
Bend, Oregon, via Central Oregon Most Oregonian visitors envision moss-covered trees and a verdantly green and dense tree canopy that lends itself to rain more than snow.
THE BEST WINTER ROAD TRIPS FOR RVS, FROM MICHIGAN’S UPPER PENINSULA TO THE FLORIDA KEYSHEATHER BALOGH ROCHFORTOCTOBER 29, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The largest, just around the bend from Cymric 1Y, started in 2003.
OIL COMPANIES ARE PROFITING FROM ILLEGAL SPILLS. AND CALIFORNIA LETS THEM.BY JANET WILSON, THE DESERT SUN, AND LYLLA YOUNES, PROPUBLICASEPTEMBER 18, 2020PROPUBLICA
It covers your backside when you need to pee in the desert—every female hiker knows what it’s like to try to time a bathroom break before someone rounds the bend—and it protects you from the sun while your swimsuit dries out.
IN PRAISE OF THE ADVENTURE DRESSALISON VAN HOUTENAUGUST 22, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
But there was no shadow ahead of him this night; there was no somber thing to bend down the high serenity of his happy heart.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
Malcolm reined up, and soon a British officer appeared round a bend in the road.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
Perry Thomas parted from us at the gate, and we stood watching his retreating figure till we lost it at the bend.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
We heard Aaron Kallaberger's stentorian tones as we clattered around the bend.
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The boy's knees began to bend under him, and he was reaching a long, thin arm out behind hunting for the bench.
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WORDS RELATED TO BEND

  • bend
  • blemish
  • blight
  • blot
  • break
  • bruise
  • deface
  • deform
  • detract
  • ding
  • disfigure
  • foul up
  • harm
  • impair
  • injure
  • louse up
  • maim
  • mangle
  • mess up
  • mutilate
  • queer
  • rough up
  • ruin
  • scar
  • scratch
  • shake up
  • spoil
  • stain
  • sully
  • taint
  • tarnish
  • tweak
  • vitiate
  • warp
  • wreck
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