fasten synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term fasten:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. fasten, fix, secureverb

    cause to be firmly attached

    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, fasten, 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

    Antonyms:
    unfasten

  2. fastenverb

    become fixed or fastened

    Synonyms:
    fix, secure, tighten

    Antonyms:
    unfasten

  3. fastenverb

    attach to

    Synonyms:
    fix, secure, tighten

    Antonyms:
    unfasten

  4. tighten, fastenverb

    make tight or tighter

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

    Antonyms:
    unfasten

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.

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

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

    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.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. fastenverb

    Synonyms:
    secure, bind, BELAY, bend, tie, attach, make fast

  2. fastenverb

    Synonyms:
    join, unite, hold together

  3. fastenverb

    Synonyms:
    be fixed, fix one's self

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

lash, attach, tie, tighten



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