Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun indent

2 senses of indent

Sense 1
indent -- (an order for goods to be exported or imported)
       => order, purchase order -- (a commercial document used to request someone to supply something in return for payment and providing specifications and quantities; "IBM received an order for a hundred computers")

Sense 2
indentation, indention, indent, indenture -- (the space left between the margin and the start of an indented line)
       => space, blank space, place -- (a blank area; "write your name in the space provided")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb indent

5 senses of indent

Sense 1
indent -- (set in from the margin; "Indent the paragraphs of a letter")
       => format, arrange -- (set (printed matter) into a specific format; "Format this letter so it can be printed out")

Sense 2
indent -- (cut or tear along an irregular line so that the parts can later be matched for authentication; "indent the documents")
       => cut -- (separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope")

Sense 3
indent, dent -- (make a depression into; "The bicycle dented my car")
       => flex, bend, deform, twist, turn -- (cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form; "bend the rod"; "twist the dough into a braid"; "the strong man could turn an iron bar")

Sense 4
indent -- (notch the edge of or make jagged)
       => notch -- (cut or make a notch into; "notch the rope")

Sense 5
indenture, indent -- (bind by or as if by indentures, as of an apprentice or servant; "an indentured servant")
       => oblige, bind, hold, obligate -- (bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted; "He's held by a contract"; "I'll hold you by your promise")

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