Synonyms of tie
1 fastenDictionary • He tied the ends of the plastic bag together.
fasten • Use screws to fasten the shelf to the wall.
bind • Bind the ends of the card together with thread.
attach • Attach labels to things before you file them away.
truss • She trussed him with the bandage and gagged his mouth.
2 tetherDictionary • She tied her horse to a fence post.
tether • He dismounted, tethering his horse to a tree.
secure • He secured the boat and then came to join us.
rope • I roped myself to the chimney.
moor • She had moored her boat on the right bank of the river.
lash • Secure the anchor by lashing it to the rail.
3 do upDictionary • He pulled on his heavy shoes and tied the shoelaces.
knot • He knotted the bandanna around his neck.
make a bow in
make a knot in
4 restrictDictionary • I wouldn't like to be tied to catching the last train home.
restrict • a move to restrict the number of students on campus at any one time
limit • He limited payments on the country's foreign debt.
hold • He was held in an arm lock.
bind • All are bound by the same strict etiquette.
restrain • Police restrained her on July 28.
hamper • I was hampered by a lack of information.
5 relateDictionary • My social life and business life are closely tied.
link • the Channel Tunnel linking Britain and France
connect • There is no evidence to connect him to the robberies.
unite • They have agreed to unite their efforts to bring peace.
join • The opened link is used to join the two ends of the chain.
marry • It will be difficult to marry his two interests - cooking and sport.
1 fasteningDictionary • little empire-line coats with ribbon ties
fastening • His fingers found the fastening and opened it.
link • They hope to cement close links with Moscow.
band • He placed a metal band around the injured kneecap.
bond • He managed to break free of his bonds.
joint • Cut the stem just below a leaf joint.
connection • Check radiators for small leaks, especially round pipework connections.
string • He held out a small bag tied with string.
knot • One lace had broken and been tied in a knot.
cord • The door had been tied shut with a length of nylon cord.
2 necktieDictionary • He had taken off his jacket and loosened his tie.
3 bondDictionary • She had family ties in France.
bond • the bond that linked them
relationship • Money problems place great stress on close family relationships.
connection • I no longer have any connection with my ex-husband's family.
commitment • I've got too many commitments to take on anything more right now.
obligation • The companies failed to meet their obligation to plant new trees.
allegiance • a community driven by strong allegiances
affinity • The two plots share certain obvious affinities.
affiliation • The group has no affiliation to any political party.
kinship • She evidently felt a sense of kinship with the woman.
4 drawDictionary • The first game ended in a tie.
draw • The game ended in a draw.
deadlock • Larkham broke the deadlock with a late goal.
stalemate • He said the war had reached a stalemate.
5 matchDictionary (British • They'll meet the winners of the first-round tie. sport)
match • He was watching a football match.
game • We won three games against Australia.
contest • Few contests in the recent history of British boxing have been as thrilling.
event • major sporting events
trial • New evidence showed that he lied at the trial.
bout • This will be his eighth title bout in 19 months.
6 encumbranceDictionary • It's a bit of a tie, going there every Sunday.
encumbrance • the encumbrance of an ankle-length dress
restriction • the restrictions of urban living
limitation • There is to be no limitation on the number of opposition parties.
check • There is no check on the flood of new immigrants arriving in the country.
handicap • Being a foreigner was not a handicap.
restraint • A Bill of Rights would act as a restraint on judicial power.
hindrance • Higher rates have been a hindrance to economic recovery.
PHRASAL VERBS:▷ tie in with something
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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.
allegianceYour allegiance is your support for and loyalty to a particular group, person, or belief.
• a community driven by strong allegiances
Thesaurus for tie from the Collins English Thesaurus
to fasten or be fastened with string, thread, etc