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bond

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of bond

  1. 1 something that physically prevents free movement <before they could release the captive, they had to undo a number of bonds> Synonyms band, bind, bracelet, chain, cuff(s), fetter, handcuff(s), irons, ligature, manacle(s), shackle Related Words captivity, confinement, constraint, curb, enchainment, enslavement, hindrance, immurement, imprisonment, incarceration, restraint, restriction; entanglement, net, trammel, trap; collar, straitjacket (also straightjacket); fastener, hobble, hold, hold-down, holding, tie

  2. 2 a uniting or binding force or influence <the bond of love between them was so strong that even death could not break it> Synonyms cement, cord, knot, ligature, link, tie Related Words attachment, connection, fastening, hookup, joint, linkage, linkup, nexus, tie-up, union, yoke; affection, fondness, sympathy; fetter, handcuff, manacle, shackle, trammel; constraint, curb, hampering, limit, limitation, restraint, restriction Near Antonyms detaching, disengaging, parting, separation; unbinding, unfastening, unfettering, untying (or untieing); emancipation, freedom, liberation, release

  3. 3 a formal agreement to fulfill an obligation <signed a bond to repay the money> Synonyms guarantee, contract, covenant, deal, guaranty, surety, warrantyRelated Words oath, pledge, troth, vow, word; accord, bargain, compact, concordat, convention, pact, treaty; assurance, insurance, seal; bail, deposit, pawn, security

  4. 4 a substance used to stick things together <what type of bond works best on ceramics?> Synonyms adhesive, glue, cement, sizeRelated Words epoxy, epoxy resin, library paste, mucilage, paste, superglue, water glass; dope, goo, gum




bond

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of bond

  1. to form a close personal relationship <a man attempting to bond with his new and mistrustful stepson> Synonyms commune, click, relateRelated Words befriend; empathize, identify, sympathize




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