What are some opposite words for fasten?

Antonyms for fasten
ˈfæs ən, ˈfɑ sənfas·ten

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term fasten.

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. fasten

    Binding is primarily by something flexible, as a cord or bandage drawn closely around an object or group of objects, as when we bind up a wounded limb. We bind a sheaf of wheat with a cord; we tie the cord in a knot; we fasten by any means that will make things hold together, as a board by nails, or a door by a lock. The verbs tie and fasten are scarcely used in the figurative sense, tho, using the noun, we speak of the ties of affection. Bind has an extensive figurative use. One is bound by conscience or honor; he is obliged by some imperious necessity; engaged by his own promise; compelled by physical force or its moral equivalent.

    Antonyms:
    free, loose, set free, unbind, unfasten, unloose, untie

    Synonyms:
    bind, compel, engage, fetter, fix, oblige, restrain, restrict, secure, shackle, tie

    Preposition:
    Bind to a pillar; unto an altar; to a service; bind one with chains or in chains; one is bound by a contract; a splint is bound upon a limb; the arms may be bound to the sides or behind the back; bind a wreath about, around, or round the head; twigs are bound in or into fagots; for military purposes, they are bound at both ends and in the middle; one is bound by a contract, or bound under a penalty to fulfil a contract.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. fasten

    Antonyms:
    undo, loose, sever, relax, detach, remove, unfasten

    Synonyms:
    secure, hold, compact, tie, bind, join, unite, affix, annex, grapple, attach, fix

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fasten, fix, secureverb

    cause to be firmly attached

    "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"

    Antonyms:
    unfasten

    Synonyms:
    batten down, furbish up, desexualise, sterilize, ready, prepare, get, set up, stop up, cook, insure, secure, guarantee, sterilise, gear up, procure, mend, ensure, make, fixate, assure, bushel, desexualize, tighten, define, specify, plug, determine, desex, deposit, touch on, repair, pay back, batten, posit, unsex, situate, limit, restore, set, fix, pay off, doctor

  2. fastenverb

    become fixed or fastened

    "This dress fastens in the back"

    Antonyms:
    unfasten

    Synonyms:
    fix, secure, tighten

  3. fastenverb

    attach to

    "They fastened various nicknames to each other"

    Antonyms:
    unfasten

    Synonyms:
    fix, secure, tighten

  4. tighten, fastenverb

    make tight or tighter

    "Tighten the wire"

    Antonyms:
    unfasten

    Synonyms:
    tighten up, fix, tighten, constrain, reduce, secure, stiffen

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. fastenverb

    Synonyms:
    secure, fix, barricade, lock, bind, tie, attach, tether, rivet, moor, cement, affix, annex, clinch, clamp, append

How to use fasten in a sentence?

  1. Krystyna Sczcygiel:

    They had been fighting with each other and lighting a cigarette, every time they were told to sit down or fasten their seat belts, they just ignored them.

  2. Charlotte Brontë:

    You had no right to be born; for you make no use of life. Instead of living for, in, and with yourself, as a reasonable being ought, you seek only to fasten your feebleness on some other person's strength.

  3. Wu Chungeng:

    China will continue to fasten the pace of business resumption of delivery services.

  4. George Foreman:

    I tried 'man your battlestations,' I tried 'ladies and gentlemen, fasten your seatbelts,' there wasn't much of a reaction.

  5. Kaushik Basu:

    We at the World Bank have just switched on the seat belt sign, we are advising nations, especially emerging economies, to fasten their seat belts.

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#42free
#1651remove
#5227loose
#6781relax
#8719undo
#32799sever
#35327detach
#36307fasten
#80044untie
#102992unbind
#258555unfasten

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