bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted; "He's held by a contract"; "I'll hold you by your promise"
provide a service or favor for someone; "We had to oblige him"
force somebody to do something; "We compel all students to fill out this form"
a social or business relationship; "a valuable financial affiliation"; "he was sorry he had to sever his ties with other members of the team"; "many close associations with England"
make by tying pieces together; "The fishermen tied their flies"
equality of score in a contest
perform a marriage ceremony; "The minister married us on Saturday"; "We were wed the following week"; "The couple got spliced on Hawaii"
create social or emotional ties; "The grandparents want to bond with the child"
a fastener that serves to join or connect; "the walls are held together with metal links placed in the wet mortar during construction"
neckwear consisting of a long narrow piece of material worn (mostly by men) under a collar and tied in knot at the front; "he stood in front of the mirror tightening his necktie"; "he wore a vest and tie"