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fasten

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of fasten

  1. 1 to cause (something) to hold to another use this paper clip to fasten your picture to the application form Synonyms of fasten affix, attach, bend, fix Words Related to fasten adhere, bolt, cinch, clamp, clasp, clench, clinch, clip, glue, hang, harness, hasp, lace, lash, latch, nail, paste, pin, plaster, rivet, screw, shackle, staple, stick, strap, tack, tackle, tie, toggle, yoke; coapt, connect, join, link, unite; reaffix, reattach, refasten, refix, resecure; batten, belay, button, do up Near Antonyms of fasten break up, disconnect, disjoin, disjoint, dissever, dissociate, disunite, divide, divorce, part, separate, sever, split, sunder, uncouple, unlink, unyoke; loose, loosen; unbind, unfix, unlash, untie Antonyms of fasten detach, undo, unfasten, unhook

  2. 2 to put securely in place or in a desired position don't forget to fasten all the lines on your tent Synonyms of fasten anchor, catch, clamp, fix, hitch, moor, secure, set Words Related to fasten embed (also imbed), entrench (also intrench), implant, ingrain (also engrain), lodge, stuff, wedge Near Antonyms of fasten extract, prize, pry, pull, root (out), tear (out), uproot, wrest, yank Antonyms of fasten loose, loosen, unfasten, unfix, unloose, unloosen

  3. 3 to fix (as one's attention) steadily toward a central objective if you could fasten your attention on one task for more than a minute, you just might get something done Synonyms of fasten center, concentrate, focus, rivet, trainWords Related to fasten aim, direct, home (in on), hone in (on), level, nail, point, set, zero (in on); attend, heed, mind; fixate (on), obsess (over); refocus

Synonym Discussion of fasten

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

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