What are some alternative words for fasten?

Synonyms for fasten
ˈfæs ən, ˈfɑ sən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fasten, fix, secure(verb)

    cause to be firmly attached

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

    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

    Antonyms:
    unfasten

  2. fasten(verb)

    become fixed or fastened

    "This dress fastens in the back"

    Synonyms:
    fix, secure, tighten

    Antonyms:
    unfasten

  3. fasten(verb)

    attach to

    "They fastened various nicknames to each other"

    Synonyms:
    fix, secure, tighten

    Antonyms:
    unfasten

  4. tighten, fasten(verb)

    make tight or tighter

    "Tighten the wire"

    Synonyms:
    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.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. fasten

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. fasten(v. a.)

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

  2. fasten(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    join, unite, hold together

  3. fasten(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    be fixed, fix one's self

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. fasten(v)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "fasten":

    lash, attach, tie, tighten

How to pronounce fasten?

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How to use fasten in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    In the matter of religion, people eagerly fasten their eyes on the difference between their own creed and yours whilst the charm of the study is in finding the agreements and identities in all the religions of humanity.

  5. Tommy Boy:

    Richard Okay... seatbelts. Just put the little thing into the big thing and... I tell ya what. If you don't know how to fasten your seatbelt, just raise your hand and I'll have Tommy Boy here come back there and hit you in the head with a tack hammer because you're a RETARD


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