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Synonyms for tie
taɪtie

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. tie

    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, fasten, fetter, fix, oblige, restrain, restrict, secure, shackle

    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. tienoun

    Synonyms:
    band, ligature, ligament, fastening, knot, bond

  2. tieverb

    Synonyms:
    bind, restrict, restrain, fasten, confine, unite, secure, oblige, join

Princeton's WordNet

  1. necktie, tienoun

    neckwear consisting of a long narrow piece of material worn (mostly by men) under a collar and tied in knot at the front

    "he stood in front of the mirror tightening his necktie"; "he wore a vest and tie"

    Synonyms:
    link, crosstie, linkup, necktie, tie beam, affiliation, association, sleeper, standoff, tie-up, railroad tie, draw, tie-in

    Antonyms:
    unbrace, unlace, untie

  2. affiliation, association, tie, tie-upnoun

    a social or business relationship

    "a valuable financial affiliation"; "he was sorry he had to sever his ties with other members of the team"; "many close associations with England"

    Synonyms:
    crosstie, tie-up, standoff, sleeper, stand, linkup, necktie, connexion, draw, tie-in, affiliation, standstill, link, association, connection, railroad tie, tie beam

    Antonyms:
    unlace, untie, unbrace

  3. tienoun

    equality of score in a contest

    Synonyms:
    linkup, crosstie, link, standoff, necktie, tie beam, affiliation, association, sleeper, tie-up, railroad tie, draw, tie-in

    Antonyms:
    unbrace, unlace, untie

  4. tie, tie beamnoun

    a horizontal beam used to prevent two other structural members from spreading apart or separating

    "he nailed the rafters together with a tie beam"

    Synonyms:
    linkup, crosstie, link, standoff, necktie, tie beam, affiliation, association, sleeper, tie-up, railroad tie, draw, tie-in

    Antonyms:
    untie, unbrace, unlace

  5. link, linkup, tie, tie-innoun

    a fastener that serves to join or connect

    "the walls are held together with metal links placed in the wet mortar during construction"

    Synonyms:
    crosstie, inter-group communication, standoff, sleeper, necktie, tie-up, linkup, connexion, draw, tie-in, nexus, liaison, data link, radio link, link, connectedness, affiliation, association, tie beam, connection, railroad tie, contact

    Antonyms:
    unlace, untie, unbrace

  6. draw, standoff, tienoun

    the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided

    "the game ended in a draw"; "their record was 3 wins, 6 losses and a tie"

    Synonyms:
    crosstie, tie-up, standoff, lot, drawing card, attractor, haul, linkup, necktie, hook, repulsion, hooking, tie-in, draw poker, affiliation, haulage, draw play, draw, attracter, sleeper, association, attraction, railroad tie, tie beam, link

    Antonyms:
    unlace, unbrace, untie

  7. tienoun

    (music) a slur over two notes of the same pitch; indicates that the note is to be sustained for their combined time value

    Synonyms:
    linkup, crosstie, link, standoff, necktie, tie beam, affiliation, association, sleeper, tie-up, railroad tie, draw, tie-in

    Antonyms:
    untie, unbrace, unlace

  8. tie, railroad tie, crosstie, sleepernoun

    one of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track

    "the British call a railroad tie a sleeper"

    Synonyms:
    crosstie, tie-up, standoff, sleeper, wagon-lit, linkup, necktie, draw, tie-in, affiliation, link, sleeper goby, association, slumberer, sleeping car, railroad tie, tie beam

    Antonyms:
    unlace, untie, unbrace

  9. tieverb

    a cord (or string or ribbon or wire etc.) with which something is tied

    "he needed a tie for the packages"

    Synonyms:
    linkup, crosstie, link, standoff, necktie, tie beam, affiliation, association, sleeper, tie-up, railroad tie, draw, tie-in

    Antonyms:
    untie, unlace, unbrace

  10. tie, bindverb

    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, draw, hold, tie up, stick to, constipate, wed, splice, stick, link, bind, bandage, oblige, adhere, bond

    Antonyms:
    unlace, unbrace, untie

  11. tie, drawverb

    finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.

    "The teams drew a tie"

    Synonyms:
    take in, attach, suck up, pull in, bond, get, attract, thread, quarter, bind, run, depict, guide, describe, drag, draw in, suck, delineate, make, soak up, cast, pull, link, take out, disembowel, wed, sop up, puff, connect, reap, marry, pass, get out, imbibe, string, draw and quarter, pull out, draw, draw off, line, force, trace, absorb, withdraw, splice, pull back, take up, link up, eviscerate

    Antonyms:
    unbrace, unlace, untie

  12. tieverb

    limit or restrict to

    "I am tied to UNIX"; "These big jets are tied to large airports"

    Synonyms:
    link, marry, wed, bond, connect, bind, link up, draw, splice, attach

    Antonyms:
    untie, unlace, unbrace

  13. connect, link, tie, link upverb

    connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces

    "Can you connect the two loudspeakers?"; "Tie the ropes together"; "Link arms"

    Synonyms:
    connect, unite, join, marry, get in touch, attach, link up, bond, wed, splice, relate, link, bind, draw, colligate, yoke, associate, plug in, tie in, touch base, plug into

    Antonyms:
    unlace, unbrace, untie

  14. tieverb

    form a knot or bow in

    "tie a necktie"

    Synonyms:
    link, marry, wed, bond, connect, bind, link up, draw, splice, attach

    Antonyms:
    unbrace, unlace, untie

  15. bind, tie, attach, bondverb

    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, draw, hold, tie up, impound, wed, splice, link, bind, bandage, constipate, bring together, adhere, link up, seize, oblige, bond

    Antonyms:
    untie, unlace, unbrace

  16. marry, wed, tie, spliceverb

    perform a marriage ceremony

    "The minister married us on Saturday"; "We were wed the following week"; "The couple got spliced on Hawaii"

    Synonyms:
    link, hook up with, get hitched with, espouse, conjoin, wed, connect, marry, attach, bond, link up, draw, get married, splice, bind

    Antonyms:
    untie, unbrace, unlace

  17. tieverb

    make by tying pieces together

    "The fishermen tied their flies"

    Synonyms:
    link, marry, wed, bond, connect, bind, link up, draw, splice, attach

    Antonyms:
    untie, unbrace, unlace

  18. tieverb

    unite musical notes by a tie

    Synonyms:
    link, marry, wed, bond, connect, bind, link up, draw, splice, attach

    Antonyms:
    unbrace, unlace, untie

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. tieverb

    Synonyms:
    bind, fasten (with a cord or string), manacle, shackle, fetter

  2. tieverb

    Synonyms:
    knit, interlace, complicate, knot, entangle

  3. tieverb

    Synonyms:
    unite, join, connect, link

  4. tienoun

    Synonyms:
    knot, fastening, band, ligature

  5. tienoun

    Synonyms:
    bond, obligation

  6. tienoun

    Synonyms:
    equal number (on both sides, as of votes)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. tienoun

    Synonyms:
    knot, fastening, bond, obligation, (R.R.) sleeper, crosstie

  2. tieverb

    Synonyms:
    secure, fasten, bind, tether, leash

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "tie":

    necktie, clamp, fasten, link, bind, attach, lace, tying, butterfly, knot, tss

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How to use tie in a sentence?

  1. Allan Zeman:

    In those years when the British were here, the restaurants were in hotels and were quite formal -- they gave you a tie and a jacket.

  2. English Proverb:

    Do not be in a hurry to tie what you cannot untie.

  3. Yacov Arnopolin:

    Insurers want to see how much yield they get relative to the capital they tie up, and EM jumps out.

  4. Andy Levin:

    As he walked about the Capitol in a rumpled suit, almost always with a plain white shirt and pedestrian tie, carrying bulging files with the occasional paper flying away, Carl was the very picture of sober purpose and rectitude. In truth, he wasn’t unfun, in fact, he often pierced tense situations with self-deprecating humor, and he privately shared incisive observations about others with staff and colleagues.

  5. June Jordan:

    anytime you see white men suppose to fight each other an you not white, well you know you got trouble, because they blah-blah loud about Democrat or Republican an they huffing an puff about democracy someplace else but relentless, see, the deal come down evil on somebody don have no shirt an tie, somebody don live in no whiteman house no whiteman country.


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