The Latin word duplicāre He arrived in Spanish as bend . It's about the action which consists in getting an individual change your objective or vision . For example: "Despite the threats of the gangsters, they won't bend us", "The government does not know how to break the opposition", “Some people want to bend me, but I am willing to continue my fight to the last consequences”.
The most common use of bending is in the field of sport . In this context, the verb is linked to overcome or defeat . Bending, therefore, means overcoming the resistance or opposition of the opponent to get imposed.
A chronicle may indicate that, thanks to a reaction in the last quarter, Cleveland Cavaliers he managed to bend to Golden state warriors in a meeting corresponding to the final series of the NBA . The text reveals that Cavaliers defeated the Warriors by improving their level in the final stretch of the match.
It can be said, on the other hand, that a team of soccer He had a good debut in a tournament by beating his opponent. The group in question, according to this expression, achieved victory in the first game he played.
In certain cases, bending may refer to remove or leave without effect . Suppose, in a country , there is a movement opposed to the government that intends to overthrow it to gain power With this goal, it promotes mass protests, calls for a boycott and even commits attacks against state agencies. An analyst, observing the situation, affirms that the opposition intends to break democracy since it does not aspire to become a government through elections, but by force.
Let's see some of the synonyms of the word bend, to try to understand all its nuances: twist, flex and Bend. In these three terms we can observe an action that affects a third party, be it an object, a situation or another living being. The examples presented in the previous paragraphs present situations that could be understood through them; For example, getting someone to change their mind is also "twisting" their ideas.
Within this framework, dictionaries offer us the following antonyms: to stretch and straighten. Of course, these words don't have much place in contexts like the previous ones, where there is no reference to change material but symbolic. Yes it would be possible, however, to use the verb straighten with the meaning of route, to speak of ideologies or points of view, of the way in which the subject carries on his life, perhaps as a result of his resistance to the attempts of others to bend him.
But all this leads us to the reflexive form of the verb bend, that is to say bend over, which is used to refer to an action that the subject directs towards himself. In this case, the list of synonyms that we can find is much more extensive than in the previous one: submit, give in, humble yourself, resign , access, abide, fold and to accept. Its antonyms, on the other hand, are: resist and to rebel.
We could say that this form of the verb is the one that the subject carries out when he does not oppose enough resistance to the attempts of a third party to bend it, to distort his will. It is very important to emphasize that bending is not simply accepting a series of orders or indications to maintain the order of an organization, as can happen in a company or even in a family group, but that it is the repression of the organization itself. Will to a degree that can be harmful.
Rebelling, on the other hand, can be understood as a path that, in the best of cases, manages to break whoever tried to do so in the first place.