attach


at·tach

verb \ə-ˈtach\

: to fasten or join one thing to another

: to be or become joined or connected

: to associate or connect one thing with another

Full Definition of ATTACH

transitive verb
1
:  to take by legal authority especially under a writ <attached the property>
2
a :  to bring (oneself) into an association <attached herself to their cause>
b :  to assign (an individual or unit in the military) temporarily
3
:  to bind by personal ties (as of affection or sympathy) <was strongly attached to his family>
4
:  to make fast (as by tying or gluing) <attach a label to a package>
5
:  to associate especially as a property or an attribute :  ascribe <attached great importance to public opinion polls>
intransitive verb
:  to become attached :  adhere
at·tach·able \-ˈta-chə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of ATTACH

  1. I've attached an application to the brochure for you.
  2. She attached a note to the package.
  3. I attached the file to the e-mail.
  4. The handle attaches here on the top.

Origin of ATTACH

Middle English, from Anglo-French attacher, alteration of Old French estachier, from estache stake, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English staca stake
First Known Use: 14th century

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