affix

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.

DEFINITIONS OF: affix

1

v attach to

affix the seal here”
Synonyms:
stick on
Types:
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stamp
affix a stamp to
seal
affix a seal to
post
affix in a public place or for public notice
plaster
affix conspicuously
meter
stamp with a meter indicating the postage
placard
post in a public place
Type of:
attach
cause to be attached

v add to the very end

Synonyms:
add on, append, supplement
Types:
annex
attach to
Type of:
attach
cause to be attached

v attach or become attached to a stem word

“grammatical morphemes affix to the stem”
Types:
prefix
attach a prefix to
suffix
attach a suffix to
infix
attach a morpheme into a stem word
Type of:
attach
cause to be attached

n a linguistic element added to a word to produce an inflected or derived form

Types:
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prefix
an affix that is added in front of the word
postfix, suffix
an affix that is added at the end of the word
infix
an affix that is inserted inside the word
alpha privative
the negative prefix a- or un-
Type of:
bound form, bound morpheme
a morpheme that occurs only as part of a larger construction; eg an -s at the end of plural nouns

WORD FORMS

v
attach to
1 affix
n
a linguistic element added to a word
2 affix
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