Synonyms for bond


1. chemical bond, bond, attraction, attractive force
usage: an electrical force linking atoms
2. bond, bond certificate, debt instrument, obligation, certificate of indebtedness, security, certificate
usage: a certificate of debt (usually interest-bearing or discounted) that is issued by a government or corporation in order to raise money; the issuer is required to pay a fixed sum annually until maturity and then a fixed sum to repay the principal
3. alliance, bond, connection, connexion, connectedness
usage: a connection based on kinship or marriage or common interest; "the shifting alliances within a large family"; "their friendship constitutes a powerful bond between them"
4. bail, bail bond, bond, recognizance, recognisance
usage: (criminal law) money that must be forfeited by the bondsman if an accused person fails to appear in court for trial; "the judge set bail at $10,000"; "a $10,000 bond was furnished by an alderman"
5. shackle, bond, hamper, trammel, restraint, constraint
usage: a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)
6. attachment, bond, connection, connexion, connector, connecter, connective
usage: a connection that fastens things together
7. bond, bond paper, writing paper
usage: a superior quality of strong durable white writing paper; originally made for printing documents
8. Bond, Julian Bond
usage: United States civil rights leader who was elected to the legislature in Georgia but was barred from taking his seat because he opposed the Vietnam War (born 1940)
9. Bond, James Bond
usage: British secret operative 007 in novels by Ian Fleming
10. adhesiveness, adhesion, adherence, bond, stickiness
usage: the property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition; "the mutual adhesiveness of cells"; "a heated hydraulic press was required for adhesion"


1. adhere, hold fast, bond, bind, stick, stick to, attach
usage: stick to firmly; "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"
2. bind, tie, attach, bond, relate
usage: create social or emotional ties; "The grandparents want to bond with the child"
3. bond, mortgage
usage: issue bonds on
4. bond, bring together, draw together, unite, unify
usage: bring together in a common cause or emotion; "The death of their child had drawn them together"
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