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Affix

Affix
1. To subjoin, annex, or add at the close or end; to append to; to fix to any part of; as, to affix a syllable to a word; to affix a seal to an instrument; to affix one’s name to a writing.
2. To fix or fasten in any way; to attach physically. Should they caterpillars affix them to the leaves of a plant improper for their food. (Ray)
3. To attach, unite, or connect with; as, names affixed to ideas, or ideas affixed to things; to affix a stigma to a person; to affix ridicule or blame to any one.
4. To fix or fasten figuratively; with on or upon; as, eyes affixed upon the ground.
Synonym: to attach, subjoin, connect, annex, unite.
Origin: LL. Affixare, L. Affixus, p. P. Of affigere to fasten to; ad – figere to fasten: cf. Oe. Affichen, f. Afficher, ultimately fr. L. Affigere. See fix.


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