Antonyms of verb unbend

1 of 6 senses of unbend

Sense 3
unbend -- (free from flexure; "unbend a bow")
       Antonym of bend (Sense 3)
      => 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")

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

6 senses of unbend

Sense 1
straighten, unbend -- (straighten up or out; make straight)
       => change posture -- (undergo a change in bodily posture)

Sense 2
unbend -- (unfasten, as a sail, from a spar or a stay)
       => unfasten -- (cause to become undone; "unfasten your belt")

Sense 3
unbend -- (free from flexure; "unbend a bow")
       => straighten, straighten out -- (make straight)

Sense 4
relax, unbend -- (make less taut; "relax the tension on the rope")
       => loosen, loose -- (make loose or looser; "loosen the tension on a rope")

Sense 5
relax, loosen up, unbend, unwind, decompress, slow down -- (become less tense, rest, or take one's ease; "He relaxed in the hot tub"; "Let's all relax after a hard day's work")
       => change state, turn -- (undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election")

Sense 6
unbend -- (release from mental strain, tension, or formality; "unbend the mind from absorbing too much information")
       => relax, unstrain, unlax, loosen up, unwind, make relaxed -- (cause to feel relaxed; "A hot bath always relaxes me")

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