Synonyms of bond
1 tieDictionary • the bond that linked them
tie • She had family ties in France.
union • the question of which countries should join the currency union
link • They hope to cement close links with Moscow.
association • The association between the two companies stretches back 30 years.
relation • This theory bears no relation to reality.
connection • I no longer have any connection with my ex-husband's family.
alliance • an alliance between philanthropy and medicine
attachment • Measure from the point of attachment of the rope.
affinity • The two plots share certain obvious affinities.
affiliation • The group has no affiliation to any political party.
2 fasteningDictionary • He managed to break free of his bonds.
fastening • His fingers found the fastening and opened it.
band • He placed a metal band around the injured kneecap.
tie • little empire-line coats with ribbon ties
chain • The dogs were growling and pulling at their chains.
shackle • He unbolted the shackles on Billy's hands.
manacle • He had a steel-reinforced cell with manacles fixed to the walls.
3 agreementDictionary • I'm not about to betray my bond with my brother.
agreement • a new defence agreement
word • He simply cannot be trusted to keep his word.
promise • If you make a promise, you should keep it.
contract • The company won a prestigious contract for work on the building.
guarantee • We can give no guarantee that their demands will be met.
pledge • a pledge to step up cooperation between the states
obligation • The companies failed to meet their obligation to plant new trees.
compact • The Pilgrims signed a democratic compact aboard the Mayflower.
covenant • the United Nations covenant on civil and political rights
1 form friendships • They all bonded while working together.
form close ties
get to know one another well
get or become close
2 fixDictionary • Strips of wood are bonded together and moulded by machine.
fix • Fix the photo to the card using double-sided tape
bind • Bind the ends of the card together with thread.
glue • Glue the fabric around the window.
gum • a mild infection in which the baby's eyelashes can become gummed together
fuse • They all fuse into a glassy state.
stick • Stick down any loose bits of flooring.
paste • pasting labels on bottles
fasten • Use screws to fasten the shelf to the wall.
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affiliationIf one group has an affiliation with another group, it has a close or official connection with it.
• The group has no affiliation to any political party.
affinityIf people or things have an affinity with each other, they are similar in some ways.
• The two plots share certain obvious affinities.
agreementAn agreement is a formal decision about future action which is made by two or more countries, groups, or people.
• a new defence agreement
Thesaurus for bond from the Collins English Thesaurus