Verb affix Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


affix (third-person singular simple present affixes, present participle affixing, simple past and past participle affixed)

  1. To attach.
  2. To subjoin, annex, or add at the close or end; to append to.
  3. To fix or fasten figuratively; with on or upon.

More definition: fasten, join, or attach (usually followed by to), to affix stamps to a letter. put or add on; append, to affix a signature to a contract. impress (a seal or stamp). attach (blame, reproach, ridicule, etc.).

5.something that is joined or attached.

6.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.

1. to attach, fasten, join, or stick, to affix a poster to the wall

2. to add or append, to affix a signature to a document

3. to attach or attribute (guilt, blame, etc) noun (ˈæfɪks)

4. a linguistic element added to a word or root to produce a derived or inflected form, -ment in establishment is a derivational affix; -s in drowns is an inflectional affix See also prefix, suffix, infix

5. something fastened or attached; appendage Derived Formsaffixation (ˌæfɪkˈseɪʃən), affixture (əˈfɪkstʃə) noun Word OriginC15, from Medieval Latin affixāre, from ad- to + fixāre to fixCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
1530s, from Medieval Latin affixare, frequentative of Latin affigere (past participle affixus) "fasten to, attach," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + figere "fasten" (see fix (v.)).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.).


Did you affix a stamp?

The boy scout needed help to affix his badge.

The king used his ring to affix his seal.

She had to affix a label to the package.

His parent would affix blame on his child.

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