to fasten together two ends of a piece of string or other long, thin material, or to (cause to) hold together with a long, thin piece of string, material, etc.
- Could you tie this piece of string for me?
to tie in or with a knot:
- He caught the rope and knotted it around a post.
Based on these definitions, what word as a verb can be used in a figurative sense in the following sentence:
Language and culture are inseparably .............. to each other.
Connotation: "culture" and "language" are severely related to each other and each one has considerable influence into the other one.
I think, "tie" is a better choice and I can say:
Language and culture are inseparably tied to each other.
But I don't know if a native would use this word in this sense. Meanwhile, I need to know whether "knot" can be used in this sense too.