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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 of tie dead heat, draw, stalemate, standoff Words Related to tie 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 of tie cement, cord, knot, ligature, link, bondWords Related to tie 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 of tie 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 of tie band, bind, truss Words Related to tie cinch, cord, rope, strap, thread, wire; gird, girt; lash, leash, tether; interlace, intertwine, interweave, lace; entangle, knot, snarl, tangle, twist; coil, wind Near Antonyms of tie undo, unfasten, unlace, unlash, unloose, unloosen, unstrap, unstring, unthread; unleash, untether; disentangle, unravel, unsnarl, untangle, untwine, untwist; uncoil, unspool, unwind Antonyms of tie 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 of tie match, meet, equalWords Related to tie 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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