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Synonyms for bind

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bind(verb)

    something that hinders as if with bonds


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

    stick to firmly

    "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"

    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


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

    create social or emotional ties

    "The grandparents want to bond with the child"

    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


  4. bind(verb)

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

    "The Chinese would bind the feet of their women"

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


  5. bind, bandage(verb)

    wrap around with something so as to cover or enclose

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


  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"

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


  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"

    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


  8. bind(verb)

    provide with a binding

    "bind the books in leather"

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


  9. tie, bind(verb)

    fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord

    "They tied their victim to the chair"

    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


  10. bind(verb)

    form a chemical bond with

    "The hydrogen binds the oxygen"

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


  11. constipate, bind(verb)

    cause to be constipated

    "These foods tend to constipate you"

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


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.

    compel, engage, fasten, fetter, fix, oblige, restrain, restrict, secure, shackle, tie

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

    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

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

    untie, loose, unfasten, acquit, free, liberate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. bind(v. a.)

    confine, restrain, restrict, put bonds upon

  2. bind(v. a.)

    enwrap, put a bandage upon

  3. bind(v. a.)

    tie, fasten, secure by a bond

  4. bind(v. a.)

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

  5. bind(v. a.)

    confirm, ratify, sanction

  6. bind(v. a.)

    put a border round

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. bind(v)

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

    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

    See Double bind

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How to use bind in a sentence?

  1. Shelley Case:

    Many gluten-free baked products are made with white rice flour or various starches and contain more fat and sugar to make them bind together and be more palatable.

  2. Pedro Domingos:

    In a way, theyre kind of caught in a bind when something like this happens because they need to explain that their AI is really fallible, the AI is really not entirely up to the job.

  3. Job 3831 Bible:

    Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion

  4. Gene McCowan:

    But we are caught in a bind because people are concerned about fracking and how that will affect the earth and water.

  5. Schopenhauer:

    Faith is like love, it cannot be forced. Therefore it is a dangerous operation if an attempt be made to introduce or bind it by state regulations; for, as the attempt to force love begets hatred, so also to compel religious belief produces rank unbelief.

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