Antonyms of verb tie

1 of 9 senses of tie

Sense 1
tie, bind -- (fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord; "They tied their victim to the chair")
       Antonym of untie (Sense 1)
      => untie, unbrace, unlace -- (undo the ties of; "They untied the prisoner")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb tie

9 senses of tie

Sense 1
tie, bind -- (fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord; "They tied their victim to the chair")
       => fasten, fix, secure -- (cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man")
          Phrasal Verb-> tie down#1; tie up#1

Sense 2
tie, draw -- (finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.; "The teams drew a tie")
       => equal, match, equalize, equalise, equate -- (make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching; "let's equalize the duties among all employees in this office"; "The company matched the discount policy of its competitors")

Sense 3
tie -- (limit or restrict to; "I am tied to UNIX"; "These big jets are tied to large airports")
       => restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle -- (place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends")

Sense 4
connect, link, tie, link up -- (connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces; "Can you connect the two loudspeakers?"; "Tie the ropes together"; "Link arms")

Sense 5
tie -- (form a knot or bow in; "tie a necktie")
       => shape, form -- (give shape or form to; "shape the dough"; "form the young child's character")

Sense 6
bind, tie, attach, bond -- (create social or emotional ties; "The grandparents want to bond with the child")
       => relate -- (have or establish a relationship to; "She relates well to her peers")

Sense 7
marry, wed, tie, splice -- (perform a marriage ceremony; "The minister married us on Saturday"; "We were wed the following week"; "The couple got spliced on Hawaii")
       => officiate -- (act in an official capacity in a ceremony or religious ritual, such as a wedding; "Who officiated at your wedding?")

Sense 8
tie -- (make by tying pieces together; "The fishermen tied their flies")
       => fashion, forge -- (make out of components (often in an improvising manner); "She fashioned a tent out of a sheet and a few sticks")

Sense 9
tie -- (unite musical notes by a tie)
       => connect, link, tie, link up -- (connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces; "Can you connect the two loudspeakers?"; "Tie the ropes together"; "Link arms")

Antonyms of adj tied

5 senses of tied

Sense 1
trussed, tied -- (bound or secured closely; "the guard was found trussed up with his arms and legs securely tied"; "a trussed chicken")

INDIRECT (VIA bound) -> unbound -- (not restrained or tied down by bonds)

Sense 2
tied -- (bound together by or as if by a strong rope; especially as by a bond of affection; "people tied by blood or marriage")

INDIRECT (VIA united) -> divided -- (separated into parts or pieces; "opinions are divided")

Sense 3
tied (vs. untied), fastened -- (fastened with strings or cords; "a neatly tied bundle")

untied (vs. tied), unfastened -- (not tied)

Sense 4
laced (vs. unlaced), tied -- (closed with a lace; "snugly laced shoes")


Sense 5
tied (predicate), even, level (predicate) -- (of the score in a contest; "the score is tied")

INDIRECT (VIA equal) -> unequal -- (poorly balanced or matched in quantity or value or measure)

Similarity of adj tied

5 senses of tied

Sense 1
trussed, tied -- (bound or secured closely; "the guard was found trussed up with his arms and legs securely tied"; "a trussed chicken")
       => bound (vs. unbound) -- (confined by bonds; "bound and gagged hostages")

Sense 2
tied -- (bound together by or as if by a strong rope; especially as by a bond of affection; "people tied by blood or marriage")
       => united (vs. divided) -- (characterized by unity; being or joined into a single entity; "presented a united front")

Sense 3
tied (vs. untied), fastened -- (fastened with strings or cords; "a neatly tied bundle")
       => knotted -- (tied with a knot; "his carefully knotted necktie")

Sense 4
laced (vs. unlaced), tied -- (closed with a lace; "snugly laced shoes")

Sense 5
tied (predicate), even, level (predicate) -- (of the score in a contest; "the score is tied")
       => equal (vs. unequal) -- (having the same quantity, value, or measure as another; "on equal terms"; "all men are equal before the law")

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