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 neck and neck
British be level

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
British 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 someone or 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
    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