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Verb: straighten out
  1. Settle or put right
    "we need to straighten out our disagreements";
    - iron out, put right
     
  2. Extricate from entanglement
    "Can you straighten out the cord?";
    - disentangle, unsnarl
     
  3. Change for the better
    "The lazy student promised to straighten out";
    - reform, see the light
     
  4. Make straight
    - straighten
     
  5. Make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear
    - clear, clear up, shed light on, crystallize, crystallise [Brit], crystalize, crystalise [Brit], sort out, enlighten, illuminate, elucidate
     
  6. Put (things or places) in order
    - tidy, tidy up, clean up, neaten, straighten, square away

Derived forms: straightens out, straightening out, straightened out

See also: straighten

Type of: alter, ameliorate, amend, better, change, clarify, clear up, elucidate, improve, meliorate, mend, modify, order