Synonyms of bend in English:

bend


See definition of bend

verb

1‘copper pipes should not be bent without support’

SYNONYMS

curve, crook, make crooked, make curved, flex, angle, hook, bow, arc, arch, buckle, warp, contort, distort, deform

twist, spiral, coil, curl, loop

ANTONYMS

straighten

2‘the highway bent to the left up ahead’

SYNONYMS

turn, curve, incline, swing, veer, swerve, deviate, diverge, fork, change course

twist, snake, wind, meander, zigzag, curl, loop

rare divagate, incurvate

3‘he bent and patted the dog’

SYNONYMS

stoop, bow, crouch, squat, kneel, hunch

bend down, bend over, lean down, lean over, hunker down, bob down, duck down

North American informal scooch

ANTONYMS

straighten up

4‘they want to bend me to their will’

SYNONYMS

mould, shape, manipulate, direct, force, press, influence, incline, sway, bias, warp, impress, compel, persuade

subdue, subjugate

5‘he bent his mind to the question’

SYNONYMS

direct, point, aim, turn, train, steer, set


noun

1‘he came to a bend in the road’

SYNONYMS

curve, turn, corner, kink, angle, arc, crescent, twist, crook, deviation, deflection, loop

dog-leg, oxbow, zigzag

British hairpin bend, hairpin turn, hairpin

rare incurvation

ANTONYMS

straight


Phrases

    bend over backwards

      ‘they have bent over backwards to ensure a fair trial’

      SYNONYMS

      try one's hardest, try as hard as one can, do one's best, do one's utmost, do all one can, give one's all, make every effort

      strive, struggle, apply oneself, exert oneself, work hard, endeavour, try

      do one's damnedest, go all out, pull out all the stops, bust a gut, move heaven and earth, give it one's best shot

      NZ Australian

      go for the doctor