at·​tached | \ ə-ˈtacht \

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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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 Testing his theory, Winter designed an antibody to become attached to a small molecule called phOx. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "The 2018 Nobels in Chemistry Made Evolution Work For Us," 3 Oct. 2018 According to the affidavit, Fabian apparently failed to mute his attached microphone. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "A hot PlayStation mic captures sounds of apparent rape, leads to arrest," 27 Nov. 2018 The child rover would remain attached to its mother rover by a tether, which would provide power and communications. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "A Japanese company has announced a long-term plan to develop the Moon," 26 Sep. 2018 Since 1970, only nine such houses were built in the city, according to tax records, except on Staten Island, where there has been a building boom of narrow attached houses in suburban neighborhoods. Josh Barbanel, WSJ, "What’s 8 Feet Wide and Has an Elevator? Manhattan’s Tiniest Fancy Townhouses," 1 Nov. 2018 My attached friends flooded my inbox with questions. Jackie Bryant, Harper's BAZAAR, "Saying Goodbye to Your Future, Along with Your Marriage," 4 Sep. 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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to deny responsibility for

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