1. bonding, personal relation, personal relationship

usage: a close personal relationship that forms between people (as between husband and wife or parent and child)

2. bonding, technique

usage: (dentistry) a technique for repairing a tooth; resinous material is applied to the surface of the tooth where it adheres to the tooth's enamel

3. bonding, soldering, fastening, attachment

usage: fastening firmly together


1. adhere, hold fast, bond, bind, stick, stick to, attach

usage: stick to firmly; "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"

2. bind, tie, attach, bond, relate

usage: create social or emotional ties; "The grandparents want to bond with the child"

3. bond, mortgage

usage: issue bonds on

4. bond, bring together, draw together, unite, unify

usage: bring together in a common cause or emotion; "The death of their child had drawn them together"

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