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English noun: affix

1. affix (communication) a linguistic element added to a word to produce an inflected or derived form


Broader (hypernym)bound form, bound morpheme


Narrower (hyponym)infix, postfix, prefix, suffix


Part meronymword


English verb: affix

1. affix (contact) attach to


SamplesAffix the seal here.


Synonymsstick on


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)attach


Narrower (hyponym)plaster, post, seal, stamp


Causeadhere, bind, bond, hold fast, stick, stick to

2. affix (contact) add to the very end


SamplesHe appended a glossary to his novel where he used an invented language.


Synonymsadd on, append, supplement


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)attach


Narrower (hyponym)annex

3. affix (contact) attach or become attached to a stem word


SamplesGrammatical morphemes affix to the stem.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)attach


Narrower (hyponym)infix, prefix, suffix









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