bend


bend
I. v. a.
1.
Curve, crook, bow, incurvate, flex, make crooked, deflect, draw.
2.
Direct, turn, incline.
3.
Exert, apply (earnestly), direct (attentively).
4.
[Usually in the passive.] Incline, determine, resolve, set.
5.
Subdue, cause to yield, bring to submission, make submissive, persuade, influence, mould, dispose, bias.
6.
(Naut.) Fasten, make fast.
II. v. n.
1.
Crook deflect, deviate, swerve, diverge, incline, be crooked, be bent, be curved.
2.
Lean, incline, turn, deflect, deviate, diverge.
3.
Overhang, jut out, jut, beetle.
4.
Bow, stoop, lower or lour, hang low.
5.
Yield, submit, bow, stoop, kneel, give way.
6.
Condescend, stoop, deign, be gracious.
III. n.
1.
Curve, curvity, curvature, flexure, angle, elbow, crook, incurvation, turn, turning, arcuation.
2.
Bight, coil.

New dictionary of synonyms. 2014.

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