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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Affix \Af*fix"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Affixed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
     {Affixing}.] [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}.]
     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.
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     2. To fix or fasten in any way; to attach physically.
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              Should they [caterpillars] affix them to the leaves
              of a plant improper for their food.   --Ray.
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     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.
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     4. To fix or fasten figuratively; -- with on or upon; as,
        eyes affixed upon the ground. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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     Syn: To attach; subjoin; connect; annex; unite.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Affix \Af"fix\, n.; pl. {Affixes}. [L. affixus, p. p. of
     affigere: cf. F. affixe.]
     That which is affixed; an appendage; esp. one or more letters
     or syllables added at the end of a word; a suffix; a postfix.
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From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

  affix
       n : a linguistic element added to a word to produce an inflected
           or derived form
       v 1: attach to; "affix the seal here" [syn: {stick on}]
       2: add to the very end; "He appended a glossary to his novel
          where he used an invented language" [syn: {append}, {add
          on}, {supplement}]
       3: attach or become attached to a stem word; "grammatical
          morphemes afix to the stem"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thes]:

  101 Moby Thesaurus words for "affix":
     IC analysis, accidence, add, adjoin, affixation, agglutinate,
     allomorph, allonge, anchor, annex, append, appendix, attach, belay,
     bound morpheme, burden, cement, cinch, clamp, clinch, coda,
     codicil, commentary, complicate, conjoin, conjugation, cramp,
     cutting, declension, decorate, derivation, difference of form,
     enclitic, encumber, engraft, envoi, epilogue, fasten, fix,
     formative, free form, glue on, graft, grapple, hitch on,
     immediate constituent analysis, infix, infixation, inflection,
     interlineation, interpolation, join with, knit, make fast,
     marginalia, moor, morph, morpheme, morphemic analysis, morphemics,
     morphology, morphophonemics, note, ornament, paradigm, paste on,
     plus, postfix, postscript, prefix, prefixation, proclitic, put to,
     put with, radical, rider, rivet, root, saddle with, scholia,
     screw up, secure, set, set to, slap on, stem, subjoin, suffix,
     suffixation, superadd, superpose, tack on, tag, tag on, tail,
     theme, tighten, trice up, trim, unite with, word-formation
  
  

















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