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affix

af·fix

affix

 
 
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
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Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: fIks
inflections: affixed, affixes, affixing
definition 1: to attach or join physically (usu. fol. by to).
She affixed a poster to the wall.
synonyms:
attach, fasten
antonyms:
detach, unfasten
similar words:
append, bind, connect, glue, join, mount, nail, paste, pin, post, staple, stick, tack
definition 2: to add on, as at the end.
He affixed his seal and signature to the agreement.
synonyms:
annex, append
similar words:
add, attach, tack, tag
definition 3: to attach by attributing.
The lawyer succeeded in affixing blame.
synonyms:
attach
similar words:
append, ascribe, attribute, fasten, impute
 
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: ae fihks
definition 1: that which is joined or appended; addition.
synonyms:
addition
similar words:
addendum, annex, appendage, appendix, coda, epilogue, extension, tag, tailpiece
definition 2: in grammar, a word element that, when added to a word, modifies its meaning or function; prefix, infix, or suffix.
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similar words:
prefix, suffix
derivation: affixer (n.)
Word Parts
The word affix contains the following parts:
af- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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The prefix af- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad- used before roots beginning with "f," such as fil1 and fix. See ad-.
fix Latin root that means fasten, attach