Synonyms for (verb) tighten

Synonyms: tighten, reduce

Definition: narrow or limit

Usage: reduce the influx of foreigners

Similar words: restrain, restrict, confine, bound, limit, trammel, throttle

Definition: place limits on (extent or access)

Usage: restrict the use of this parking lot; limit the time you can spend with your friends


Synonyms: stiffen, tighten, tighten up, constrain

Definition: restrict

Usage: Tighten the rules; stiffen the regulations

Similar words: restrain, restrict, confine, bound, limit, trammel, throttle

Definition: place limits on (extent or access)

Usage: restrict the use of this parking lot; limit the time you can spend with your friends


Synonyms: tighten

Definition: become tight or tighter

Usage: The rope tightened

Similar words: change

Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night


Synonyms: tighten, fasten

Definition: make tight or tighter

Usage: Tighten the wire

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue