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.
- af·fix·a·ble, adjective
- af·fix·al [a-fik-suhl], /æˈfɪk səl/, af·fix·i·al [a-fik-see-uhl], /æˈfɪk si əl/, adjective
- af·fix·er, noun
- af·fix·ment, noun
- re·af·fix, verb (used with object)
- un·af·fixed, adjective
- Compare combining form.
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How to use affix in a sentence
But what we don't get from Rubin or Harris is why exactly Hagel refused to affix his name to the letter.
And he did, in fact, affix his Hancock to the tax increases in question.
We were taught impeccable manners—to this day I neurotically affix too many pleases and thank-yous to everything.
Conny stepped smilingly forward, and proceeded to affix the band around the vicar's massive throat.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
Run a narrow velvet through the holes of the third row and affix wider velvet ends, or chenille tassels to each extremity.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness | Florence Hartley
Twelve different works he had before written and published, and all without the affix of his name.Letters To Eugenia | Paul Henri Thiry Holbach
Pitt proposed to provide for the royal assent by placing the great seal in a commission with authority to affix it to the bill.The Political History of England - Vol. X. | William Hunt
Under each word the force of the prefix is usually given, though not the affix.
British Dictionary definitions for affix
to attach, fasten, join, or stick: to affix a poster to the wall
to add or append: to affix a signature to a document
to attach or attribute (guilt, blame, etc)
- affixation (ˌæfɪkˈseɪʃən) or affixture (əˈfɪkstʃə), noun
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