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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 of attach affix, fasten, bend, fixWords Related to attach 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 of attach break up, disconnect, disjoin, disjoint, dissever, dissociate, disunite, divide, divorce, part, separate, sever, split, sunder, uncouple, unlink, unyoke; loose, loosen; unbind, unfix, unlash, untieAntonyms of attach 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 of attach assign, appoint, commission, constitute, designate, detail, name, nominate, placeWords Related to attach 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 of attach blackball, depose, dethrone, displace, eject, evict, oust, overthrow, remove, throw out, uncrown, unmake, unseatAntonyms of attach 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 of attach confiscate, expropriate, sequesterWords Related to attach garnishee; appropriate, arrogate, preempt, usurp; commandeer, seize, take overNear Antonyms of attach cede, deliver, forfeit, give up, hand over, release, relinquish, render, surrender, turn over, yield

Synonym Discussion of attach

fasten, fix, attach, affix mean to make something stay firmly in place. fasten implies an action such as tying, buttoning, nailing, locking, or otherwise securing.
    • fasten the reins to a post
fix usually implies a driving in, implanting, or embedding.
    • fixed the stake in the ground
attach suggests a connecting or uniting by a bond, link, or tie in order to keep things together.
    • attach the W-2 form here
affix implies an imposing of one thing on another by gluing, impressing, or nailing.
    • affix your address label here


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