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
  • 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; kinship, interdependence
  • 4 there was a tie for first place
    draw, dead heat, deadlock
  • Phrases

    tie someone down

    she was afraid of getting tied downrestrictrestrainlimitconstraintrammelconfinecramphamperhandicaphamstringencumbershackleinhibit

    tie in

    how do these revisions tie in with the ultimate plan?be consistenttallyagreebe in agreementaccordconcurfit inharmonizebe in tunedovetailcorrespondmatchsquarejibe

    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; entangle
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