Synonyms of tie


1. necktie, tie, neckwear

usage: 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"

2. affiliation, association, tie, tie-up, relationship

usage: 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"

3. tie, equality, equivalence, equation, par

usage: equality of score in a contest

4. tie, tie beam, beam

usage: a horizontal beam used to prevent two other structural members from spreading apart or separating; "he nailed the rafters together with a tie beam"

5. link, linkup, tie, tie-in, fastener, fastening, holdfast, fixing

usage: a fastener that serves to join or connect; "the walls are held together with metal links placed in the wet mortar during construction"

6. draw, standoff, tie, finish

usage: 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"

7. tie, slur

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

8. tie, railroad tie, crosstie, sleeper, brace, bracing

usage: one of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track; "the British call a railroad tie a sleeper"

9. tie, cord

usage: a cord (or string or ribbon or wire etc.) with which something is tied; "he needed a tie for the packages"


1. tie, bind, fasten, fix, secure

usage: fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord; "They tied their victim to the chair"

2. tie, draw, equal, match, equalize, equalise, equate

usage: finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.; "The teams drew a tie"

3. tie, restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle

usage: limit or restrict to; "I am tied to UNIX"; "These big jets are tied to large airports"

4. connect, link, tie, link up

usage: connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces; "Can you connect the two loudspeakers?"; "Tie the ropes together"; "Link arms"

5. tie, shape, form

usage: form a knot or bow in; "tie a necktie"

6. bind, tie, attach, bond, relate

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

7. marry, wed, tie, splice, officiate

usage: perform a marriage ceremony; "The minister married us on Saturday"; "We were wed the following week"; "The couple got spliced on Hawaii"

8. tie, fashion, forge

usage: make by tying pieces together; "The fishermen tied their flies"

9. tie, connect, link, tie, link up

usage: unite musical notes by a tie

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Definition and meaning of tie (Dictionary)