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Definition of "affix" []

  • To secure to something; attach: affix a label to a package. (verb-transitive)
  • To impute; attribute: affix blame to him. (verb-transitive)
  • To place at the end; append: affix a postscript to a letter. (verb-transitive)
  • Grammar To add as an affix. (verb-transitive)
  • Something that is attached, joined, or added; an appendage or addition. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "affix" in a sentence
  • "Mr. Guest, who was conversing with Kuchar in the weeks prior to the filmmaker's death from prostate cancer, suggested that "camp" was too easy a label to affix to Kuchar's films, which total more than 200."
  • "We have made a calculation of the value of the property in the poems of Bloomfield, and the utmost we can affix to it is"
  • "I murmured to myself, to hear the words aloud, make them real, make them apply, affix and apply them to this room by my doing so, but not loud enough for anyone to hear and think me crazy."