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Synonyms for fasten
ˈfæs ən, ˈfɑ sənfas·ten

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fasten, fix, secureverb

    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. fastenverb

    become fixed or fastened

    "This dress fastens in the back"

    Synonyms:
    fix, secure, tighten

    Antonyms:
    unfasten

  3. fastenverb

    attach to

    "They fastened various nicknames to each other"

    Synonyms:
    fix, secure, tighten

    Antonyms:
    unfasten

  4. tighten, fastenverb

    make tight or tighter

    "Tighten the wire"

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

    Antonyms:
    unfasten

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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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. fastenverb

    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

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How to use fasten in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Howard Crosby:

    A wisely chosen illustration is almost essential to fasten the truth upon the ordinary mind, and no teacher can afford to neglect this part of his preparation.

  3. 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.

  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. Richard Reina:

    Fasten items in a way that they remain fastened to your car. Think about highway driving at 65 mph and ask yourself if the decoration would stay in place, if mounting anything on the grille, be sure that sufficient airflow is still able to enter the radiator to prevent engine overheating.


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