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at·tach

 (ə-tăch′)
v. at·tached, at·tach·ing, at·tach·es
v.tr.
1. To fasten, secure, or join: attached the wires to the post.
2. To connect as an adjunct or associated condition or part: Many major issues are attached to this legislation.
3. To affix or append; add: attached several riders to the document.
4. To ascribe or assign: attached no significance to the threat.
5. To bind by emotional ties, as of affection or loyalty: I am attached to my family.
6. To assign (personnel) to a military unit on a temporary basis.
7. Law To seize (property) by legal writ.
8. To add (a file) to an email.
v.intr.
1. To adhere, belong, or relate: Very little prestige attaches to this position.
2. To be attached or attachable: The helmet's chin strap attaches on the side just below the ear.

[Middle English attachen, from Old French attachier, alteration of estachier, from estache, stake, of Germanic origin.]

at·tach′a·ble adj.
at·tach′er n.

attach

(əˈtætʃ)
vb (mainly tr)
1. to join, fasten, or connect
2. (reflexive or passive) to become associated with or join, as in a business or other venture: he attached himself to the expedition.
3. (foll by: to) to be inherent (in) or connected (with): responsibility attaches to the job.
4. to attribute or ascribe: to attach importance to an event.
5. to include or append, esp as a condition: a proviso is attached to the contract.
6. (Military) (usually passive) military to place on temporary duty with another unit
7. (usually passive) to put (a member of an organization) to work in a different unit or agency, either with an expectation of reverting to, or while retaining some part of, the original working arrangement
8. to appoint officially
9. (Law) law to arrest or take (a person, property, etc) with lawful authority
10. obsolete to seize
[C14: from Old French atachier to fasten, changed from estachier to fasten with a stake, from estache stake1]
atˈtachable adj
atˈtacher n

at•tach

(əˈtætʃ)
v.t.
1. to fasten or affix; join; connect: to attach papers with a staple.
2. to join in action or function; make part of: to attach oneself to a group.
3. to place on temporary duty with a military unit.
4. to include as a quality or condition of something: One proviso is attached to this legacy.
5. to assign or attribute: to attach significance to a gesture.
6. to bind by ties of affection, regard, or the like.
7. to take (persons or property) by legal authority.
8. Obs. to lay hold of; seize.
v.i.
9. to adhere; pertain; belong (usu. fol. by to or upon): No blame attaches to him.
[1300–50; Old French atachier to fasten, alter. of estachier to fasten with or to a stake < Germanic *stakka stake1]
at•tach′a•ble, adj.
at•tach′er, n.

attach

1. The placement of units or personnel in an organization where such placement is relatively temporary.
2. The detailing of individuals to specific functions where such functions are secondary or relatively temporary, e.g., attached for quarters and rations; attached for flying duty. See also assign.

attach


Past participle: attached
Gerund: attaching

Imperative
attach
attach
Present
I attach
you attach
he/she/it attaches
we attach
you attach
they attach
Preterite
I attached
you attached
he/she/it attached
we attached
you attached
they attached
Present Continuous
I am attaching
you are attaching
he/she/it is attaching
we are attaching
you are attaching
they are attaching
Present Perfect
I have attached
you have attached
he/she/it has attached
we have attached
you have attached
they have attached
Past Continuous
I was attaching
you were attaching
he/she/it was attaching
we were attaching
you were attaching
they were attaching
Past Perfect
I had attached
you had attached
he/she/it had attached
we had attached
you had attached
they had attached
Future
I will attach
you will attach
he/she/it will attach
we will attach
you will attach
they will attach
Future Perfect
I will have attached
you will have attached
he/she/it will have attached
we will have attached
you will have attached
they will have attached
Future Continuous
I will be attaching
you will be attaching
he/she/it will be attaching
we will be attaching
you will be attaching
they will be attaching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been attaching
you have been attaching
he/she/it has been attaching
we have been attaching
you have been attaching
they have been attaching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been attaching
you will have been attaching
he/she/it will have been attaching
we will have been attaching
you will have been attaching
they will have been attaching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been attaching
you had been attaching
he/she/it had been attaching
we had been attaching
you had been attaching
they had been attaching
Conditional
I would attach
you would attach
he/she/it would attach
we would attach
you would attach
they would attach
Past Conditional
I would have attached
you would have attached
he/she/it would have attached
we would have attached
you would have attached
they would have attached
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.attach - cause to be attachedattach - cause to be attached      
fixate, fix - make fixed, stable or stationary; "let's fix the picture to the frame"
tether - tie with a tether; "tether horses"
fasten - attach to; "They fastened various nicknames to each other"
hinge - attach with a hinge
bell - attach a bell to; "bell cows"
band, ring - attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify; "ring birds"; "band the geese to observe their migratory patterns"
couple on, couple up, couple - link together; "can we couple these proposals?"
affix - attach or become attached to a stem word; "grammatical morphemes affix to the stem"
bind - make fast; tie or secure, with or as if with a rope; "The Chinese would bind the feet of their women"
hitch, catch - to hook or entangle; "One foot caught in the stirrup"
hang on, tack on, tag on, append, tack - fix to; attach; "append a charm to the necklace"
append, add on, affix, supplement - add to the very end; "He appended a glossary to his novel where he used an invented language"
tape - fasten or attach with tape; "tape the shipping label to the box"
glue, paste - join or attach with or as if with glue; "paste the sign on the wall"; "cut and paste the sentence in the text"
pin up, pin down - attach with or as if with a pin; "pin up a picture"
peg down, peg - fasten or secure with a wooden pin; "peg a tent"
fasten, fix, secure - cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"
mount - attach to a support; "They mounted the aerator on a floating"
connect, link, link up, tie - connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces; "Can you connect the two loudspeakers?"; "Tie the ropes together"; "Link arms"
affix, stick on - attach to; "affix the seal here"
nail - attach something somewhere by means of nails; "nail the board onto the wall"
hook up - connect or link; "hook up the houses to the gas supply line"; "Hook up the components of the new sound system"
clip - attach with a clip; "clip the papers together"
infix, insert, introduce, enter - put or introduce into something; "insert a picture into the text"
yoke - put a yoke on or join with a yoke; "Yoke the draft horses together"
harness, tackle - put a harness; "harness the horse"
yoke, link - link with or as with a yoke; "yoke the oxen together"
saddle - put a saddle on; "saddle the horses"
mark, tag, label - attach a tag or label to; "label these bottles"
limber, limber up - attach the limber; "limber a cannon"
detach - cause to become detached or separated; take off; "detach the skin from the chicken before you eat it"
2.attach - be attachedattach - be attached; be in contact with  
adjoin, contact, touch, meet - be in direct physical contact with; make contact; "The two buildings touch"; "Their hands touched"; "The wire must not contact the metal cover"; "The surfaces contact at this point"
leech onto - admire boundlessly and follow around; "the groupies leeched onto the rock star"
inhere in, attach to - be part of; "This problem inheres in the design"
3.attach - become attachedattach - become attached; "The spider's thread attached to the window sill"
agglutinate - string together (morphemes in an agglutinating language)
implant - become attached to and embedded in the uterus; "The egg fertilized in vitro implanted in the uterus of the birth mother with no further complications"
conjoin, join - make contact or come together; "The two roads join here"
fasten - become fixed or fastened; "This dress fastens in the back"
bind, bond, hold fast, stick to, stick, adhere - stick to firmly; "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"
spat - become permanently attached; "mollusks or oysters spat"
accompany, attach to, come with, go with - be present or associated with an event or entity; "French fries come with the hamburger"; "heart attacks are accompanied by distruction of heart tissue"; "fish usually goes with white wine"; "this kind of vein accompanies certain arteries"
come away, come off, detach - come to be detached; "His retina detached and he had to be rushed into surgery"
4.attach - create social or emotional tiesattach - create social or emotional ties; "The grandparents want to bond with the child"
relate - have or establish a relationship to; "She relates well to her peers"
fixate - attach (oneself) to a person or thing in a neurotic way; "He fixates on his mother, even at the age of 40"
befriend - become friends with; "John and Eric soon became friends"; "Have you made friends yet in your new environment?"
5.attach - take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authorityattach - take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority; "The FBI seized the drugs"; "The customs agents impounded the illegal shipment"; "The police confiscated the stolen artwork"
take - take into one's possession; "We are taking an orphan from Romania"; "I'll take three salmon steaks"
condemn - appropriate (property) for public use; "the county condemned the land to build a highway"
sequester - requisition forcibly, as of enemy property; "the estate was sequestered"
garnish, garnishee - take a debtor's wages on legal orders, such as for child support; "His employer garnished his wages in order to pay his debt"
distrain - confiscate by distress

attach

verb
2. ascribe, connect, attribute, assign, place, associate, lay on, accredit, invest with, impute They have attached much significance to your visit.
attach yourself to or be attached to something join, accompany, associate with, combine with, join forces with, latch on to, unite with, sign up with, become associated with, sign on with, affiliate yourself with He attached himself to a group of poets known as the Martians.

attach

verb
1. To join one thing to another:
2. To add as a supplement or an appendix:
Translations
ربطيَربِط، يَصِل، يُلصِقيُرْفِقُ
připevnitpřipojitpřiložit
fastgørehæftefæstne
kaasama
kiinnittääliittää
pričvrstiti
festa, binda, tengja
取り付ける
붙이다
pridėtinė dalisprisirišęsprisirišimas
piestiprināt
priložitipripisatipritrditiprivezati
bifoga
ติดกัน
gắn

attach

[əˈtætʃ]
A. VT
1. (= fasten) → sujetar; (= stick) → pegar; (= tie) → atar, amarrar (LAm); (with pin etc) → prender; (= join up) [+ trailer etc] → acoplar; (= put on) [+ seal] → poner
you attach it to the wall with ringsse sujeta a la pared con argollas
to attach o.s. to [+ group] → agregarse a, unirse a
he attached himself to us (pej) → se pegó a nosotros
2. (in letter) → adjuntar
the document is attachedenviamos adjunto el documento
the attached letterla carta adjunta
please find attached details ofles adjuntamos detalles de ...
3. (= attribute) [+ importance, value] → dar, atribuir (to a)
4. (= associate, connect) to attach conditions (to sth)imponer condiciones (a algo)
see also string A4
5. (Jur) [+ property] → incautar, embargar
B. VI
1. to attach to (= correspond to) → corresponder a, pertenecer a
certain duties attach to this postciertas responsabilidades corresponden a este puesto
no blame attaches to youno tienes culpa alguna
2. (Chem) [compound, atom] → unirse (to a)

attach

[əˈtætʃ] vt
(= join) [+ object, rope, label] → attacher, fixer; [+ document, letter, list, form] → joindre
to attach sth to sth
They attached a rope to the car → Ils ont fixé une corde à la voiture.
the attached letter → la lettre ci-jointe
please find attached ... → veuillez trouver ci-joint ...
(= assign) [+ importance] → attacher, attribuer
(MILITARY) (= place on duty) [+ troops] → affecter

attach

vt
(= join)festmachen, befestigen (→ to an +dat); document to a letter etcan- or beiheften; please find attached …beigeheftet; to attach oneself to somebody/a groupsich jdm/einer Gruppe anschließen; is he/she attached?ist er/sie schon vergeben?; to attach conditions to somethingBedingungen mit etw verknüpfen or an etw (acc)knüpfen
to be attached to somebody/something (= be fond of)an jdm/etw hängen
(= attribute) importancebeimessen, zuschreiben (→ to +dat)
(Mil etc) personnelangliedern, zuteilen (→ to +dat)
vi no blame attaches to himihm haftet keine Schuld an, ihn trifft keine Schuld; responsibility attaching or attached to this post (esp Brit) or positionVerantwortung, die dieser Posten mit sich bringt; great importance attaches to thisdem haftet größte Bedeutung an

attach

[əˈtætʃ] vt to attach (to)
a. (fasten, stick) → attaccare (a); (tie) → legare (a); (join) → annettere (a), attaccare (a); (document, letter) → allegare (a)
the attached letter → la lettera acclusa or allegata
he attached himself to us → si è appiccicato a noi
b. (attribute, importance, value) → attribuire (a), dare (a)
c. (assign, troops, employee) → assegnare (a)
d. (Law) (person) → trarre in arresto; (property) → sequestrare

attach

(əˈtӕtʃ) verb
to fasten or join. I attached a label to my bag.
atˈtached adjective
(with to) fond of. I'm very attached to my brother.
atˈtachment noun
1. something extra attached. There are several attachments for this food-mixer.
2. (with for/to) liking or affection. I feel attachment for this town.

attach

يُرْفِقُ připevnit fastgøre befestigen συνδέω adjuntar, sujetar kiinnittää attacher pričvrstiti attaccare 取り付ける 붙이다 hechten feste przymocować juntar прикреплять bifoga ติดกัน iliştirmek gắn 附上

attach

v. añadir, juntar, pegar, unir.

attach

vt ligar, conectar
References in classic literature ?
Smyth, a respectable woman from the settlement in Canada, whither they were fleeing, being fortunately about crossing the lake to return thither, had consented to appear as the aunt of little Harry; and, in order to attach him to her, he had been allowed to remain, the two last days, under her sole charge; and an extra amount of petting, jointed to an indefinite amount of seed-cakes and candy, had cemented a very close attachment on the part of the young gentleman.
I suggested to Hudson that we should attach a rope to the rocks on our arrival at the difficult bit, and hold it as we descended, as an additional protection.
She stretched out her strong young arms to the crowing baby, sat down in a chair with the child, turned her upside down unceremoniously, took from her waistband and scornfully flung away a crooked pin, walked with her (still in a highly reversed position) to the bureau, selected a large safety pin, and proceeded to attach her brief red flannel petticoat to a sort of shirt that she wore.
She recalled her past kindness the kindness, the affection of sixteen years how she had taught and how she had played with her from five years old how she had devoted all her powers to attach and amuse her in health and how nursed her through the various illnesses of childhood.
But yet--he is not the kind of young man--there is something wanting--his figure is not striking; it has none of that grace which I should expect in the man who could seriously attach my sister.
Her appearance always acted as a damper to the curiosity raised by her oral oddities: hard-featured and staid, she had no point to which interest could attach.
Frank ruefully narrated the Chinese proposal for the second time, and attempted to attach to it his own supplementary statement of objections and difficulties.
Scrooge was at first inclined to be surprised that the Spirit should attach importance to conversations apparently so trivial; but feeling assured that they must have some hidden purpose, he set himself to consider what it was likely to be.
Creakle, 'does you honour, certainly - I am surprised, Steerforth, I must say, that you should attach such an epithet to any person employed and paid in Salem House, sir.
It was his purpose, at the same time, to have rendered the experiment as complete as possible, by bringing the intended work before the public as the effort of a new candidate for their favour, in order that no degree of prejudice, whether favourable or the reverse, might attach to it, as a new production of the Author of Waverley; but this intention was afterwards departed from, for reasons to be hereafter mentioned.
Can we wonder that men who felt their happiness here and their hopes of hereafter, their worldly welfare and the kingdom of heaven at stake, should sometimes attach an importance beyond their intrinsic weight to collateral points of controversy, connected with the all- involving object of the Reformation?
Thou art a bad Christian, Sancho," said Don Quixote on hearing this, "for once an injury has been done thee thou never forgettest it: but know that it is the part of noble and generous hearts not to attach importance to trifles.