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


1. trussed, tied, bound (vs. unbound)

usage: bound or secured closely; "the guard was found trussed up with his arms and legs securely tied"; "a trussed chicken"

2. tied, united (vs. divided)

usage: bound together by or as if by a strong rope; especially as by a bond of affection; "people tied by blood or marriage"

3. tied (vs. untied), fastened, knotted

usage: fastened with strings or cords; "a neatly tied bundle"

4. laced (vs. unlaced), tied

usage: closed with a lace; "snugly laced shoes"

5. tied(predicate), even, level(predicate), equal (vs. unequal)

usage: of the score in a contest; "the score is tied"

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