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

6 senses of straighten out

Sense 1
iron out, straighten out, put right -- (settle or put right; "we need to iron out our disagreements")
       => better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate -- (to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes")

Sense 2
disentangle, unsnarl, straighten out -- (extricate from entanglement; "Can you disentangle the cord?")
       => order -- (bring order to or into; "Order these files")

Sense 3
reform, straighten out, see the light -- (change for the better; "The lazy student promised to reform"; "the habitual cheater finally saw the light")
       => better, improve, ameliorate, meliorate -- (get better; "The weather improved toward evening")

Sense 4
straighten, straighten out -- (make straight)
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 5
clear, clear up, shed light on, crystallize, crystallise, crystalize, crystalise, straighten out, sort out, enlighten, illuminate, elucidate -- (make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear; "Could you clarify these remarks?"; "Clear up the question of who is at fault")
       => clarify, clear up, elucidate -- (make clear and (more) comprehensible; "clarify the mystery surrounding her death")

Sense 6
tidy, tidy up, clean up, neaten, straighten, straighten out, square away -- (put (things or places) in order; "Tidy up your room!")
       => order -- (bring order to or into; "Order these files")

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