Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Thesaurus

attach

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of attach

  1. 1 to cause (something) to hold to another <you can attach the buttons to the puppet with fabric glue> Synonyms affix, fasten, bend, fixRelated Words adhere, bolt, cinch, clamp, clasp, clench, clinch, clip, glue, hang, harness, hasp, lace, lash, latch, nail, paste, pin, plaster, rivet, screw, shackle, staple, stick, strap, tack, tackle, tie, toggle, yoke; coapt, connect, join, link, unite; reaffix, reattach, refasten, refix, resecure; batten, belay, button, do upNear Antonyms break up, disconnect, disjoin, disjoint, dissever, dissociate, disunite, divide, divorce, part, separate, sever, split, sunder, uncouple, unlink, unyoke; loose, loosen; unbind, unfix, unlash, untieAntonyms detach, undo, unfasten, unhook

  2. 2 to pick (someone) by one's authority for a specific position or duty <attached the colonel to the new regiment> Synonyms assign, appoint, commission, constitute, designate, detail, name, nominate, placeRelated Words authorize, delegate, depute, deputize; anoint, consecrate, create, inaugurate, induct, install, instate, institute, invest, make, ordain; crown, enthrone, throne; choose, destine, draft, elect, handpick, select, single (out), vote (in)Near Antonyms blackball, depose, dethrone, displace, eject, evict, oust, overthrow, remove, throw out, uncrown, unmake, unseatAntonyms discharge, dismiss, expel, fire

  3. 3 to take ownership or control of (something) by right of one's authority <attached the house for nonpayment of property taxes> Synonyms confiscate, expropriate, sequesterRelated Words garnishee; appropriate, arrogate, preempt, usurp; commandeer, seize, take overNear Antonyms cede, deliver, forfeit, give up, hand over, release, relinquish, render, surrender, turn over, yield





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up attach? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 13, 2016

a trying or distressing experience

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image33683556

How much does a batman (the Turkish unit of measurement) weigh?

100 pounds 16.96 pounds 2.2 pounds 196.5 pounds
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ