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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bindverb

    something that hinders as if with bonds


  2. adhere, hold fast, bond, bind, stick, stick toverb

    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, bondverb

    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. bindverb

    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, bandageverb

    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, trussverb

    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, obligateverb

    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. bindverb

    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, bindverb

    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. bindverb

    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, bindverb

    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


Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. bindverb

    confine, restrain, restrict, put bonds upon

  2. bindverb

    enwrap, put a bandage upon

  3. bindverb

    tie, fasten, secure by a bond

  4. bindverb

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

  5. bindverb

    confirm, ratify, sanction

  6. bindverb

    put a border round

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. bindverb

    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 for "bind":

    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. Christopher Faraone:

    Most of the curses are what we call binding spells: they aim at binding or inhibiting the performance of a rival. A lot of them have to do with legal cases. They say things like, Bind the tongue and the thoughts of so-and-so, who is about to testify against me on Monday, we have some that are aimed at rival musicians or actors, and a couple that seem to be connected with athletics. We have some that run something like this, Bind Helen, so that she is unsuccessful when she flirts or makes love with Demetrius. But the great majority of them seem to be connected with lawsuits.

  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. Mike Jude:

    Is facial recognition a big deal for any of the companies right now? No, it will be smaller players that provide specific solutions to law enforcement that will be put in a bind.

  4. Jane Ishmael:

    There are other minor cannabinoids and traces in the plant that can be hard to study, but by isolation we can continue to assess the effects they might offer, historically, many of our medicines have been derived by or inspired by natural products. By having new compounds that bind with very high affinity, that will give scientists a new probe into biological sciences.

  5. Manuel L. Quezon:

    The Latin American people believed and feel that we Filipinos form part of that vast family, the children of Spain. Thus, although Spain ceased to govern those countries many years ago and although another nation is sovereign in the Philippines, those Latin-American peoples feel themselves as brothers to the people of the Philippines. It is the Spanish language that still binds us to those peoples, and the Spanish language will bind us to those peoples eternally if we have the wisdom and patriotism of preserving it.

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