- An example of straighten is to clean one's room.
- An example of straighten is to flat press someone's hair to remove the curl.
Straighten is to make something orderly or unwavy.
to make or become straight
- to make or become less confused, easier to deal with, etc.
- to make or become more correct or moral in behavior; reform
to put in good order; make tidy: straighten up your room before leaving
tr. & intr.v.straight·ened, straight·en·ing, straight·ens
To make or become straight or straighter.Phrasal Verbs: straighten out To resolve (a confusion or conflict).To make less confused or troubled: tried to straighten out the problem student.
(third-person singular simple present straightens, present participle straightening, simple past and past participle straightened)
From straight + -en