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Synonyms for bind
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bind(verb)

    something that hinders as if with bonds

    Antonyms:
    unbind

  2. adhere, hold fast, bond, bind, stick, stick to(verb)

    stick to firmly

    "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"

    Synonyms:
    stand by, stupefy, stick by, baffle, attach, perplex, tie up, cleave, bond, get, mystify, bandage, flummox, cling, cohere, truss, stick around, constipate, nonplus, beat, draw together, stick, dumbfound, adhere, follow, obligate, lodge, sting, hold fast, tie, oblige, deposit, amaze, tie down, stick to, stay put, gravel, stay, bewilder, wedge, vex, pose, stick with, hold, puzzle, bring together

    Antonyms:
    unbind

  3. bind, tie, attach, bond(verb)

    create social or emotional ties

    "The grandparents want to bond with the child"

    Synonyms:
    confiscate, connect, draw together, tie down, stick, hold fast, marry, sequester, obligate, stick to, attach, truss, tie, draw, hold, tie up, impound, wed, splice, link, bandage, constipate, bring together, adhere, link up, seize, oblige, bond

    Antonyms:
    unbind

  4. bind(verb)

    make fast; tie or secure, with or as if with a rope

    "The Chinese would bind the feet of their women"

    Synonyms:
    oblige, hold, stick to, bandage, bond, tie, constipate, stick, obligate, adhere, truss, hold fast, tie up, tie down, attach

    Antonyms:
    unbind

  5. bind, bandage(verb)

    wrap around with something so as to cover or enclose

    Synonyms:
    oblige, hold, stick to, bandage, bond, tie, constipate, stick, obligate, adhere, truss, hold fast, tie up, tie down, attach

    Antonyms:
    unbind

  6. tie down, tie up, bind, truss(verb)

    secure with or as if with ropes

    "tie down the prisoners"; "tie up the old newspapers and bring them to the recycling shed"

    Synonyms:
    tie down, stick, hold fast, constipate, obligate, attach, truss, tie, bind off, tie up, stick to, hold, moor, bandage, oblige, adhere, berth, bond

    Antonyms:
    unbind

  7. oblige, bind, hold, obligate(verb)

    bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted

    "He's held by a contract"; "I'll hold you by your promise"

    Synonyms:
    accommodate, book, attach, tie up, bond, view as, support, hold back, bandage, defend, take hold, carry, deem, truss, hold up, arrest, hold, adjudge, guard, take, have, concord, check, make, stick, take for, go for, throw, defy, control, harbor, keep, apply, obligate, give, hold fast, entertain, concur, nurse, oblige, curb, constipate, moderate, tie down, stick to, have got, restrain, obtain, withstand, agree, sustain, halt, harbour, tie, maintain, confine, contain, keep back, retain, prevail, reserve, admit, compel, hold in, declare, adhere, bear

    Antonyms:
    unbind

  8. bind(verb)

    provide with a binding

    "bind the books in leather"

    Synonyms:
    oblige, hold, stick to, bandage, bond, tie, constipate, stick, obligate, adhere, truss, hold fast, tie up, tie down, attach

    Antonyms:
    unbind

  9. tie, bind(verb)

    fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord

    "They tied their victim to the chair"

    Synonyms:
    connect, tie down, link up, hold fast, marry, obligate, attach, truss, tie, draw, hold, tie up, stick to, constipate, wed, splice, stick, link, bandage, oblige, adhere, bond

    Antonyms:
    unbind

  10. bind(verb)

    form a chemical bond with

    "The hydrogen binds the oxygen"

    Synonyms:
    oblige, hold, stick to, bandage, bond, tie, constipate, stick, obligate, adhere, truss, hold fast, tie up, tie down, attach

    Antonyms:
    unbind

  11. constipate, bind(verb)

    cause to be constipated

    "These foods tend to constipate you"

    Synonyms:
    tie down, stick, bond, hold fast, obligate, stick to, adhere, truss, tie, hold, tie up, constipate, bandage, oblige, clog, attach

    Antonyms:
    unbind

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. bind

    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:
    compel, engage, fasten, 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.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. bind

    Synonyms:
    fetter, engage, tie, fasten, secure, lace, twine, oblige, compel, restrict, restrain, secure

    Antonyms:
    untie, loose, unfasten, acquit, free, liberate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. bind(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    confine, restrain, restrict, put bonds upon

  2. bind(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    enwrap, put a bandage upon

  3. bind(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    tie, fasten, secure by a bond

  4. bind(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    engage, oblige, OBLIGATE, make responsible, lay under obligation

  5. bind(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    confirm, ratify, sanction

  6. bind(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    put a border round

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. bind(v)

    Synonyms:
    fetter, tie, fasten, secure, gird, confine, restrict, restrain, bandage, swathne, oblige, obligate, lay under, obligation, indenture, apprentice, confirm, sanction, ratify, swaddle

    Antonyms:
    unbind, loose

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    link, binds, lier, tie, linking, liaison, chelating, unite, compel

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. bind

    Synonyms:
    See Double bind

How to pronounce bind?

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How to use bind in a sentence?

  1. June Jordan:

    Our children will not survive our habits of thinking, our failures of the spirit, our wreck of the universe into which we bring new life as blithely as we do. Mostly, our children will resemble our own misery and spite and anger, because we give them no choice about it. In the name of motherhood and fatherhood and education and good manners, we threaten and suffocate and bind and ensnare and bribe and trick children into wholesale emulation of our ways.

  2. John DeCicco:

    The EPA is in a real bind, congress wrote a law mandating imaginary fuels. These have failed to materialize in any quantity. Congress tried to codify wishful thinking.

  3. J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring, 1954, chapter 2:

    One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.

  4. Van Beurden:

    It would be somewhat foolhardy to put ourselves in a legal bind by saying these are the targets we will adopt, before we put ourselves at the mercy of a legal challenge, I want to make sure we are doing the right thing first.

  5. J. R. R. Tolkien:

    One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.


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