When you affix something, you stick it on to something else. You might affix a stamp to a letter or affix colorful stickers to your notebook.
The verb affix often refers to physically attaching something — like when you affix a label onto a folder — but it can be used more broadly to describe adding on something. You might affix your signature to a contract. If you like grammar, you might already know that the noun form of affix refers to letters or words that can be tacked onto other base words to alter their meaning. For example, the prefix un- is an affix.
v attach to
- stick on
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affix a stamp to
affix a seal to
affix in a public place or for public notice
stamp with a meter indicating the postage
post in a public place
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cause to be attached
v add to the very end
n a linguistic element added to a word to produce an inflected or derived form
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an affix that is added in front of the word
an affix that is added at the end of the word
an affix that is inserted inside the word
the negative prefix a- or un-