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 for straighten
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Straighten \Straight"en\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Straighted; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Straighting.]
     1. To make straight; to reduce from a crooked to a straight
        form.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To make right or correct; to reduce to order; as, to
        straighten one's affairs; to straighten an account.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     To straighten one's face, to cease laughing or smiling,
        etc., and compose one's features.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Straighten \Straight"en\, v. t.
     A variant of Straiten. [Obs. or R.]
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  straighten
      v 1: straighten up or out; make straight [syn: straighten,
           unbend] [ant: bend, flex]
      2: make straight [syn: straighten, straighten out]
      3: get up from a sitting or slouching position; "The students
         straightened when the teacher entered"
      4: put (things or places) in order; "Tidy up your room!" [syn:
         tidy, tidy up, clean up, neaten, straighten,
         straighten out, square away]
      5: straighten by unrolling; "roll out the big map" [syn: roll
         out, straighten]
      6: make straight or straighter; "Straighten this post";
         "straighten hair"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  25 Moby Thesaurus words for "straighten":
     adjust, arrange, clean up, clear up, correct, disentangle, neaten,
     organize, put in order, rearrange, rectify, reform, rehabilitate,
     reorganize, resolve, settle, sort out, spruce up, straighten out,
     tidy up, uncurl, unkink, unravel, unsnarl, untangle
  
  

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