Synonyms of bend in English:

bend


See definition of bend

verb

1‘copper pipes should not be bent without support’

SYNONYMS
curve, crook, make crooked, make curved, flex, angle, hook, bow, arc, arch, buckle, warp, contort, distort, deform
twist, spiral, coil, curl, loop
ANTONYMS

straighten

2‘the highway bent to the left up ahead’

SYNONYMS
turn, curve, incline, swing, veer, swerve, deviate, diverge, fork, change course
twist, snake, wind, meander, zigzag, curl, loop
rare divagate, incurvate

3‘he bent and patted the dog’

SYNONYMS
stoop, bow, crouch, squat, kneel, hunch
bend down, bend over, lean down, lean over, hunker down, bob down, duck down
North American informal scooch
ANTONYMS

straighten up

4‘they want to bend me to their will’

SYNONYMS
mould, shape, manipulate, direct, force, press, influence, incline, sway, bias, warp, impress, compel, persuade
subdue, subjugate

5‘he bent his mind to the question’

SYNONYMS
direct, point, aim, turn, train, steer, set

noun

1‘he came to a bend in the road’

SYNONYMS
curve, turn, corner, kink, angle, arc, crescent, twist, crook, deviation, deflection, loop
dog-leg, oxbow, zigzag
British hairpin bend, hairpin turn, hairpin
rare incurvation
ANTONYMS

straight


Phrases

    bend over backwards

    ‘they have bent over backwards to ensure a fair trial’


    SYNONYMS
    informal

    try one's hardest, try as hard as one can, do one's best, do one's utmost, do all one can, give one's all, make every effort

    strive, struggle, apply oneself, exert oneself, work hard, endeavour, try

    informal

    do one's damnedest, go all out, pull out all the stops, bust a gut, move heaven and earth, give it one's best shot

    Australian, New Zealand informal

    go for the doctor