at·​tached | \ ə-ˈtacht How to pronounce attached (audio) \

Definition of attached

1 : connected or joined to something see the attached document a house with an attached garage
2 : emotionally connected : having strong feelings of affection or connection These are happy and well-adjusted children who are very attached to their adoptive family.— Micky Duxbury
3 : permanently fixed when adult attached barnacles

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Synonyms & Antonyms for attached


affected, fond, inclined, partial


allergic, averse, disinclined

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Examples of attached in a Sentence

Please fill out the attached application. Please see the document attached. The house has an attached garage. We both became very attached to the cat.
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Lots of adults with the same problem in their families piped in with their takes on how attached to phones, games and computers our children, and society as a whole, are these days. Tia Coates, USA TODAY, "Is refusing to give your WI-FI password at a family gathering a bad idea?," 29 June 2018 The writer and critic Leslie Camhi also prefers her flowers to stay attached to their stems. Eve Macsweeney, Vogue, "The Most Meaningful Mother’s Day Gifts: Cheap But Deep," 10 May 2018 The almost-billionaire beauty mogul appeared on the red carpet wearing a sculptural Balmain Couturepink jumpsuit with attached gloves and a silver-and-white belt. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kylie Jenner's Wearing a Whole Lotta Pink at the Grammys," 11 Feb. 2019 She was taken by a critical care team while attached to a ventilator but without a feeding tube, Dolan said. CBS News, "Jahi McMath taken out of Oakland hospital in private ambulance, now in custody of mom," 6 Jan. 2014 Also expect to find an attached work surface for platters and plates. John Loecke, ELLE Decor, "Shopping Guide: Outdoor Grills," 3 Apr. 2010 Because everything stays attached to the frame, perhaps the unexpected makes your movie better. Brian Davids, The Hollywood Reporter, "Why 'Sicario: Day of the Soldado' Director Didn't Consult with Denis Villeneuve on the Sequel," 27 June 2018 The investigation that led to the charges began earlier this month after unauthorized devices were found attached to ATMs at QuickTrips in Olathe and Riverside. Tony Rizzo, kansascity, "Police find ATM skimming devices at KC area QuikTrips. Then they find their suspect | The Kansas City Star," 20 Apr. 2018 The only issue: Several people found that their kids got very attached and didn't want their reindeer to leave on Christmas Eve! Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "This New "Reindeer in Here" Toy Is the More Positive Version of Your Christmas Elf," 23 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of attached

1734, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of attached was in 1734

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English Language Learners Definition of attached

: connected or joined to something
: emotionally connected : having strong feelings of affection

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