Synonyms of bind in English:

bind


See definition of bind

verb

1‘bundles of logs bound together with ropes’

SYNONYMS

tie, tie up, hold together, secure, make fast, attach

rope, strap, lash, truss, tether, hitch, chain, fetter, pinion, shackle, hobble

moor

ANTONYMS

untie, release

2‘Shelley bound up the wound with a clean dressing’

SYNONYMS

bandage, dress, cover, wrap, swathe, swaddle

strap up, tape up

3‘the experience had bound them together’

SYNONYMS

unite, join, bond, knit together, draw together, yoke together

ANTONYMS

separate

4‘other OPEC members bound themselves to return to the quotas of 1984’

SYNONYMS

commit oneself, undertake, give an undertaking, pledge

vow, promise, swear, give one's word

5‘clay is made up chiefly of tiny soil particles which bind together tightly’

SYNONYMS

stick, cohere

6‘a frill with the edges bound in a contrasting colour’

SYNONYMS

trim, hem, edge, border, fringe, rim, band

finish

archaic purfle

7‘Sarah did not want to be bound by a rigid timetable’

SYNONYMS

constrain, restrict, confine, restrain, tie hand and foot, tie down, shackle

hamper, hinder, inhibit, cramp someone's style

literary trammel


noun

1‘I know being disturbed on Christmas Day is a bind’

SYNONYMS

nuisance, annoyance, inconvenience, bore, bother, source of irritation, irritant, problem, trial

informal pain, pain in the neck, pain in the backside, headache, hassle, drag, aggravation, pest

North American informal pain in the butt

Australian informal fair cow

Australian NZ informal nark

British vulgar slang pain in the arse

dated infliction

2‘he is in a political bind over the abortion issue’

SYNONYMS

predicament, awkward situation, quandary, dilemma, plight, difficult situation, cleft stick, mess, quagmire

impasse, double bind

informal spot, tight spot, hole