- to fasten, join, or attach (usually followed by to): to affix stamps to a letter.
- to put or add on; append: to affix a signature to a contract.
- to impress (a seal or stamp).
- to attach (blame, reproach, ridicule, etc.).
- something that is joined or attached.
- Grammar. a bound inflectional or derivational element, as a prefix, infix, or suffix, added to a base or stem to form a fresh stem or a word, as -ed added to want to form wanted, or im- added to possible to form impossible.
Origin of affix
Examples from the Web for affix
But what we don't get from Rubin or Harris is why exactly Hagel refused to affix his name to the letter.AJC Leaves Out Context Of Hagel Letters
December 20, 2012
And he did, in fact, affix his Hancock to the tax increases in question.2012 GOP Presidential Candidates Raised Taxes
April 19, 2011
These are, however, reports to which I do not affix much credit.Memoirs of the Court of St. Cloud, Complete
To neither did he affix his name, but the latter was said to be by “a Gentleman of Oxford.”The Poetical Works of William Collins
Affix them to the bench by nails or screws, preferably the latter.Electricity for Boys
J. S. Zerbe
On the right is the pear-tree, to which later on we have to affix a captive pear.
The Father of his Country did not affix his revered name to so palpable an absurdity.
- to attach, fasten, join, or stickto affix a poster to the wall
- to add or appendto affix a signature to a document
- to attach or attribute (guilt, blame, etc)
Word Origin and History for affix
First used by Scottish writers and perhaps from Middle French affixer, a temporarily re-Latinized spelling of Old French afichier (Modern French afficher). Related: Affixed; affixing.
1610s, from affix (v.).