affix

verb
af·​fix | \ ə-ˈfiks How to pronounce affix (audio) , a- \
affixed; affixing; affixes

Definition of affix

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to attach physically affix a stamp to a letter
2 : to attach in any way : add, append affix a signature to a document
3 : impress affixed my seal

affix

noun
af·​fix | \ ˈa-ˌfiks How to pronounce affix (audio) \

Definition of affix (Entry 2 of 2)

1 grammar : one or more sounds or letters occurring as a bound form attached to the beginning or end of a word, base, or phrase or inserted within a word or base and serving to produce a derivative word or an inflectional form The affix in the word "attendance" is "-ance."

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Other Words from affix

Verb

affixable \ ə-​ˈfik-​sə-​bəl How to pronounce affixable (audio) , a-​ \ adjective
affixation \ ˌa-​ˌfik-​ˈsā-​shən How to pronounce affixation (audio) \ noun
affixment \ ə-​ˈfik-​smənt How to pronounce affixment (audio) , a-​ \ noun

Noun

affixal \ ˈa-​ˌfik-​səl How to pronounce affixal (audio) \ or affixial \ a-​ˈfik-​sē-​əl How to pronounce affixial (audio) \ adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms for affix

Synonyms: Verb

Antonyms: Verb

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Verb

fasten, fix, attach, affix mean to make something stay firmly in place. fasten implies an action such as tying, buttoning, nailing, locking, or otherwise securing. fasten the reins to a post fix usually implies a driving in, implanting, or embedding. fixed the stake in the ground attach suggests a connecting or uniting by a bond, link, or tie in order to keep things together. attach the W-2 form here affix implies an imposing of one thing on another by gluing, impressing, or nailing. affix your address label here

Examples of affix in a Sentence

Verb affix a first-class stamp to the envelope
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Each consignor then prints a tag that includes a barcode to affix to the item. Kari Barnett, sun-sentinel.com, "Pop-up kids’ consignment sale coming to shopping center," 16 Oct. 2020 Leslie McLaughlin, an employee of FLVS, told agents that Kruppenbacher asked her to alter the contract and then affix the chairman’s signature to it and reprint it. Kevin Spear, orlandosentinel.com, "FDLE probe into Frank Kruppenbacher’s work at FLVS ends with no criminal charges," 1 Oct. 2020 Earlier this year, lawmakers passed a bill requiring distributors of pornography to affix or display a warning label to the material. Bethany Rodgers, The Salt Lake Tribune, "The danger in Utah schools — porn or censorship?," 17 Sep. 2020 The most cost-effective way is to affix a digital antenna to your TV. cleveland, "How to watch live NFL games in 2020 without cable," 10 Sep. 2020 Modern camera traps can run for months at a time; Crittercams are light enough to affix to fish. Nina Strochlic, National Geographic, "See the ingenious cameras used to photograph elusive animals," 3 Sep. 2020 Within minutes, the images are sent to a cutting device and then to another work station where grommets are added to affix the cutouts with zip ties to grandstand seats throughout Tropicana Field. Jim Abbott, orlandosentinel.com, "Daytona company puts ‘fans’ in the stands for Tampa Bay Rays," 20 Aug. 2020 This money has been used to affix posters about the census to garbage trucks, produce videos, conduct interviews with Census Bureau representatives and promote on social media and radio. Dallas News, "What are Dallas, Fort Worth and North Texas suburbs doing to boost the 2020 Census count?," 20 Aug. 2020 These don’t come with a hat attachment, but rather a band to affix around your head that’s lined with a foam fixture to ensure comfort and prevent irritation. Tanya Ghahremani, PEOPLE.com, "The Best Face Shields for Adults You Can Buy Right Now," 31 July 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The contraption itself, which looks like an infant bouncer, affixes to the bulkhead. Sarah Firshein, Condé Nast Traveler, "How to Survive a Red-Eye Flight With a Baby," 13 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of affix

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for affix

Verb

borrowed from Latin affīxus, past participle of affīgere "to fasten (to), attach," from ad- ad- + fīgere "to drive in, insert" — more at fix entry 1

Noun

borrowed from Middle French affixe "notice, placard, element added to the base or stem of a word (originally in Hebrew grammar)," borrowed from Latin affīxus, past participle of affīgere "to fasten (to), attach" — more at affix entry 1

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The first known use of affix was in the 14th century

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24 Oct 2020

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“Affix.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/affix. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for affix

affix

verb
How to pronounce affix (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of affix

 (Entry 1 of 2)

formal : to attach (something) to something else

affix

noun
How to pronounce affix (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of affix (Entry 2 of 2)

grammar : a letter or group of letters added to the beginning or end of a word to change its meaning : a prefix or suffix

affix

verb
af·​fix | \ ə-ˈfiks How to pronounce affix (audio) \
affixed; affixing

Kids Definition of affix

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : to attach firmly Affix the stamp to the envelope.
2 : to add to something else He affixed his signature to the letter.

affix

noun
af·​fix | \ ˈa-ˌfiks How to pronounce affix (audio) \

Kids Definition of affix (Entry 2 of 2)

: a letter or group of letters (as a prefix or suffix) that comes at the beginning or end of a word and has a meaning of its own
af·​fix | \ ə-ˈfiks, a- How to pronounce affix (audio) \

Legal Definition of affix

1 : to attach physically
2 : to attach or add in any way affix a signature to a document
3 : to make by or as if by pressure affix my seal

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