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tie

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of tie

  1. 1 a situation in which neither participant in a contest, competition, or struggle comes out ahead of the other <the competition for first place in the dessert division ended in a tie between the chocolate pecan pie and the walnut fudge tart> Synonyms dead heat, draw, stalemate, standoff Related Words deadlock, impasse; seesaw; photo finish; horse race, toss-up

  2. 2 a uniting or binding force or influence <their marriage will serve to form a very strong tie between our families> Synonyms cement, cord, knot, ligature, link, bondRelated 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, restrictionNear Antonyms detaching, disengaging, parting, separation; unbinding, unfastening, unfettering, untying (or untieing); emancipation, freedom, liberation, release




tie

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of tie

  1. 1 to gather into a tight mass by means of a line or cord <tied the newspapers into a bundle> Synonyms band, bind, truss Related Words cinch, cord, rope, strap, thread, wire; gird, girt; lash, leash, tether; interlace, intertwine, interweave, lace; entangle, knot, snarl, tangle, twist; coil, wind Near Antonyms undo, unfasten, unlace, unlash, unloose, unloosen, unstrap, unstring, unthread; unleash, untether; disentangle, unravel, unsnarl, untangle, untwine, untwist; uncoil, unspool, unwind Antonyms unbind, untie

  2. 2 to produce something equal to (as in quality or value) <at the class reunion we learned that he had won the Nobel Prize in medicine—how could the rest of us tie that?> Synonyms match, meet, equalRelated Words beat, better, eclipse, excel, outdistance, outdo, outshine, outstrip, overtop, surpass, top, transcend; amount (to), approach, touch; approximate, keep up, measure up (to), parallel, rival, stack up (against or with)




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