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tie

Synonyms of tie in English:

verb

  • 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
  • noun

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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
    1
    she was afraid of getting tied down
    restrict, restrain, limit, constrain, trammel, confine, cramp, hamper, handicap, hamstring, encumber, shackle, inhibit
    tie in
    2
    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
    3
  • 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;
    entangle
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