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Synonyms of tie in English:


  • 1 they tied Max to a chair
    bind, tie up, tether, hitch, strap, truss, fetter, rope, chain, make fast, moor, lash, attach, fasten, fix, secure, join, connect, link, couple
  • 2 he bent to tie his shoelaces
    do up, lace, knot
  • 3 a bonus deal tied to a productivity agreement
    link to, connect to, couple to/with, relate to, join to, marry to;
    make conditional on, bind up with
  • 4 they tied for second place
    draw, be equal, be even, be neck and neck
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  • 1 he tightened the ties of his robe
    lace, string, cord, fastening, fastener
  • 2 a collar and tie
  • 3 family ties
    bond, connection, link, relationship, attachment, affiliation, allegiance, friendship;
  • 4 there was a tie for first place
    draw, dead heat, deadlock
  • Phrases

    tie someone down
    she was afraid of getting tied down
    restrict, restrain, limit, constrain, trammel, confine, cramp, hamper, handicap, hamstring, encumber, shackle, inhibit
    tie in
    how do these revisions tie in with the ultimate plan?
    be consistent, tally, agree, be in agreement, accord, concur, fit in, harmonize, be in tune, dovetail, correspond, match;
    square, jibe
    tie someone/something up
  • 1.1 robbers tied her up and ransacked her home
    bind, bind hand and foot, truss (up), fetter, chain up
  • 2.1 he is tied up in meetings all morning
    occupy, engage, keep busy
  • 3.1 her capital is tied up in real estate
    lock, bind up, trap;
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