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1 something that physically prevents free movement
  • before they could release the captive, they had to undo a number of bonds

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2 a uniting or binding force or influence
  • the bond of love between them was so strong that even death could not break it

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3 a formal agreement to fulfill an obligation
  • signed a bond to repay the money

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4 a substance used to stick things together
  • what type of bond works best on ceramics?

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Synonyms of bond (Entry 2 of 2)

to form a close personal relationship
  • a man attempting to bond with his new and mistrustful stepson

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The first known use of bond was in the 12th century

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“Bond.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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