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Verb: straighten out
  1. Settle or make 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 [N. Amer], declutter

Derived forms: straightens out, straightening out, straightened out

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

Antonym: mat