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affix

An affix is an element that is added to a base word or root to create a new or inflected form. The most common affixes are prefixes, which attach to the beginning of a base or root word, and suffixes, which attach to the end.
There are also a number of other, less common affixes that are used in English: interfixes, simulfixes, circumfixes, infixes, and suprafixes. Some of these are like prefixes and suffixes, in that they attach a new letter or letters to an existing base word or root to create a new term; others function by changing a letter within a word, or by changing the pronunciation of a word.
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af·fix

 (ə-fĭks′)
tr.v. af·fixed, af·fix·ing, af·fix·es
1. To secure to something; attach: affix a label to a package.
2. To impute; attribute: affix blame to him.
3. To place at the end; append: affix a postscript to a letter.
4. Linguistics To add as an affix.
n. (ăf′ĭks′)
1. Something that is attached, joined, or added; an appendage or addition.
2. Linguistics A word element, such as a prefix or suffix, that can only occur attached to a base, stem, or root.

[Medieval Latin affīxāre, frequentative of Latin affīgere, affīx- : ad-, ad- + fīgere, to fasten; see dhīgw- in Indo-European roots.]

af·fix′a·ble adj.
af′fix′al adj.
af′fix′al·ly adv.
af·fix′er n.

affix

vb (tr; usually foll by to or on)
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)
n
4. (Grammar) grammar 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
[C15: from Medieval Latin affixāre, from ad- to + fixāre to fix]
affixation, affixture n

af•fix

(v. əˈfɪks; n. ˈæf ɪks)

v.t.
1. to fasten or attach: to affix stamps to a letter.
2. to add on; append: to affix a signature to a contract.
3. to attach (blame, reproach, etc.).
n.
4. something that is joined or attached.
5. 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.
[1525–35; < Latin affīxus, past participle of affīgere to attach, fix =af- af- + fīgere to fasten]
af•fix′a•ble, adj.
af•fix′al, af•fix′i•al, adj.
af`fix•a′tion, af•fix′ment, n.
af•fix′er, n.

affix


Past participle: affixed
Gerund: affixing

Imperative
affix
affix
Present
I affix
you affix
he/she/it affixes
we affix
you affix
they affix
Preterite
I affixed
you affixed
he/she/it affixed
we affixed
you affixed
they affixed
Present Continuous
I am affixing
you are affixing
he/she/it is affixing
we are affixing
you are affixing
they are affixing
Present Perfect
I have affixed
you have affixed
he/she/it has affixed
we have affixed
you have affixed
they have affixed
Past Continuous
I was affixing
you were affixing
he/she/it was affixing
we were affixing
you were affixing
they were affixing
Past Perfect
I had affixed
you had affixed
he/she/it had affixed
we had affixed
you had affixed
they had affixed
Future
I will affix
you will affix
he/she/it will affix
we will affix
you will affix
they will affix
Future Perfect
I will have affixed
you will have affixed
he/she/it will have affixed
we will have affixed
you will have affixed
they will have affixed
Future Continuous
I will be affixing
you will be affixing
he/she/it will be affixing
we will be affixing
you will be affixing
they will be affixing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been affixing
you have been affixing
he/she/it has been affixing
we have been affixing
you have been affixing
they have been affixing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been affixing
you will have been affixing
he/she/it will have been affixing
we will have been affixing
you will have been affixing
they will have been affixing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been affixing
you had been affixing
he/she/it had been affixing
we had been affixing
you had been affixing
they had been affixing
Conditional
I would affix
you would affix
he/she/it would affix
we would affix
you would affix
they would affix
Past Conditional
I would have affixed
you would have affixed
he/she/it would have affixed
we would have affixed
you would have affixed
they would have affixed

affix

A word element that only occurs as an attachment to another word or part of a word, such as a prefix or suffix.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.affix - a linguistic element added to a word to produce an inflected or derived form
word - a unit of language that native speakers can identify; "words are the blocks from which sentences are made"; "he hardly said ten words all morning"
bound form, bound morpheme - a morpheme that occurs only as part of a larger construction; eg an -s at the end of plural nouns
prefix - an affix that is added in front of the word
postfix, suffix - an affix that is added at the end of the word
infix - an affix that is inserted inside the word
Verb1.affix - attach toaffix - attach to; "affix the seal here"  
stamp - affix a stamp to; "Are the letters properly stamped?"
attach - cause to be attached
seal - affix a seal to; "seal the letter"
post - affix in a public place or for public notice; "post a warning"
plaster - affix conspicuously; "She plastered warnings all over the wall"
2.affix - add to the very endaffix - add to the very end; "He appended a glossary to his novel where he used an invented language"
attach - cause to be attached
annex - attach to
3.affix - attach or become attached to a stem word; "grammatical morphemes affix to the stem"
attach - cause to be attached
prefix - attach a prefix to; "prefixed words"
suffix - attach a suffix to; "suffix words"
infix - attach a morpheme into a stem word

affix

verb attach, add, join, stick on, bind, put on, tag, glue, paste, tack, fasten, annex, append, subjoin Complete the form and affix four tokens.
remove, take off, detach, disconnect, unfasten, unglue

affix

verb
1. To join one thing to another:
2. To ascribe (a misdeed or an error, for example) to:
3. To add as a supplement or an appendix:
Translations
رسغيُضِيف، يُلْصِق
přilepitpřipevnitpřipojit
fæstnefastgøreklæbe
afikso
afiks
ráragaszt
festa á/viî
apporreconfisso
priklijuotipritvirtinti
piestiprināt

affix

A. [əˈfɪks] VT [+ signature] → poner, añadir; [+ stamp] → poner, pegar; [+ seal] → imprimir
to affix a notice to the wallpegar un anuncio en la pared
B. N [ˈæfɪks] (Ling) → afijo m

affix

[əˈfɪks] vt
[+ stamp, label, sticker] → coller
to affix sth to sth → coller qch à qch
[+ signature] → apposer
to affix one's signature to sth → apposer sa signature à qch

affix

1
vtanbringen (→ to auf +dat); sealsetzen (→ to auf +acc); signaturesetzen (→ to unter +acc)

affix

2
n (Gram) → Affix nt

affix

1 [əˈfɪks] vt (signature) → apporre; (stamp) → attaccare

affix

2 [ˈæfɪks] n (Gram) → affisso

affix

(əˈfiks) verb
to attach (something) to an object etc. Affix the stamp to the envelope.

affix

vi. aplicar, colocar, adaptar; ligar, unir.
References in classic literature ?
"My dear Harriet, you must not refine too much upon this charade.You will betray your feelings improperly, if you are too conscious and too quick, and appear to affix more meaning, or even quite all the meaning which may be affixed to it.
He snatched a pen, and was about to affix his signature to the paper that lay on the table, when the Captain of Castle William placed his hand upon his shoulder.
Rochester,-- Hotel, London," on each: I could not persuade myself to affix them, or to have them affixed.
The whole deception practised by both Duncan and Hawkeye was, of course, laid naked, and no room was found, even for the most superstitious of the tribe, any longer to affix a doubt on the character of the occurrences.
She obeyed like one in a dream, and when she could affix no more he himself tucked a bud or two into her hat, and heaped her basket with others in the prodigality of his bounty.
(Such names are given in the western "settlements" only to elderly persons who are not esteemed; to the general disrepute of social unworth is affixed the special reproach of age.) A peddler came to his house and none went away--that is all that anybody knew.
Human or animal, the mystical brow is as that great golden seal affixed by the German emperors to their decrees.
Marianne's pianoforte was unpacked and properly disposed of; and Elinor's drawings were affixed to the walls of their sitting room.
To the house at the head of the bridge there had been affixed three small banners, representing the king, the dauphin, and Marguerite of Flanders, and six little pennons on which were portrayed the Duke of Austria, the Cardinal de Bourbon, M.
There is not, indeed, a greater error than that which universally prevails among the vulgar, who, borrowing their opinion from some ignorant satirists, have affixed the character of lewdness to these times.
Fine gentlemen smiled at her benevolently as they talked with Martin and one another; a type-writer clicked; signatures were affixed to an imposing document; her own landlord was there, too, and affixed his signature; and when all was over and she was outside on the sidewalk, her landlord spoke to her, saying, "Well, Maria, you won't have to pay me no seven dollars and a half this month."
He went from one end of the train to the other, and affixed to the door of each car a notice written in manuscript.