Synonyms of tie in English:

tie


See definition of tie

verb

1‘they tied Max to a chair’

SYNONYMS

bind, tie up, tether, hitch, strap, truss, fetter, rope, chain, make fast, moor, lash, attach, fasten, fix, secure, join, connect, link, couple

ANTONYMS

untie

2‘Renwick bent to tie his shoelace’

SYNONYMS

do up

knot, make a knot in, make a bow in, lace

3‘women who do paid work at home feel themselves tied by childcare responsibilities’

SYNONYMS

restrict, restrain, limit, constrain, confine, cramp

hamper, hinder, impede, tie down, interfere with, slow, obstruct, block, handicap, hamstring, shackle, encumber, inhibit, check, curb

tie someone's hands, cramp someone's style

rare cumber, trammel

4‘a pay deal tied to a productivity agreement’

SYNONYMS

link, couple, connect, relate, join, marry, wed

make conditional on, bind up with, bundle with

5‘they tied for second place’

SYNONYMS

draw, be equal, be even, be level, be neck and neck


noun

1‘a sleeveless jacket fastened at the back with ties’

SYNONYMS

lace, string, cord, ligature, wire, bond, fetter, link, fastening, fastener

2‘he was wearing a collar and tie’

SYNONYMS

necktie

neckwear

3‘it is important that we keep family ties strong’

SYNONYMS

bond, connection, link, liaison, attachment, association, kinship, affiliation, allegiance, friendship, cords, union, relationship, relatedness, interdependence

4‘pets can be a tremendous tie’

SYNONYMS

restriction, curb, limitation, constraint, obligation, commitment, restraint, hindrance, check, obstruction, encumbrance, impediment, handicap

5‘the race ended in a tie for first place’

SYNONYMS

draw, dead heat, deadlock, stalemate

6‘Turkey's World Cup tie against Holland’

SYNONYMS

contest, fixture, match, game, event, trial, test, test match, meeting

bout, fight, prizefight, duel

quarter-final, semi-final, final

friendly, derby, local derby

play-off, replay, rematch

clash

Canadian Scottish playdown

North American split

archaic tourney


Phrases

    tie someone down

      ‘they didn't marry because she was afraid of being tied down’

      SYNONYMS

      restrict, restrain, limit, constrain, confine, cramp

      hamper, hinder, impede, tie, interfere with, slow, obstruct, block, handicap, hamstring, shackle, encumber, inhibit, check, curb

      tie someone's hands, cramp someone's style

      rare

      cumber, trammel

    tie in

      ‘you haven't seen how all this ties in with their long-term aims’

      SYNONYMS

      be consistent, tally, correlate, agree, be in agreement, accord, concur, coincide, conform, fit in, harmonize, be in tune, dovetail

      correspond to, match, parallel, reflect, mirror

      informal

      square

      North American informal

      jibe

    tie something in

      ‘her husband is able to tie in his shifts with hers at the hospital’

      SYNONYMS

      fit in, harmonize, dovetail, match, mirror, make something consistent, make something correspond, make something tally, make something correlate, make something agree, make something accord, make something coincide, make something conform

      informal

      square

    tie someone/something up

      1‘Gabriel tied up his pony’

      SYNONYMS

      bind, tie, tether, hitch, strap, truss, fetter, rope, chain, make fast, moor, lash, attach, fasten, fix, secure

      join, connect, link

      ANTONYMS

      untie

      2‘do not tie your money up if you think you may need it quickly’

      SYNONYMS

      commit, make unavailable, invest long-term

      3‘he is tied up in meetings all morning’

      SYNONYMS

      occupy, engage, busy, keep busy, book, reserve, commit

      4‘they were anxious to tie up the contract’

      SYNONYMS

      finalize, conclude, bring to a conclusion, wind up, wrap up, complete, finish off, seal, set the seal on, settle, secure, clinch