attach to

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Verb1.attach to - be present or associated with an event or entityattach to - 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"
collocate with, construe with, cooccur with, co-occur with, go with - go or occur together; "The word 'hot' tends to cooccur with 'cold'"
attend - to accompany as a circumstance or follow as a result; "Menuhin's playing was attended by a 15-minute standing ovation"
rule - have an affinity with; of signs of the zodiac
2.attach to - be part of; "This problem inheres in the design"
include - have as a part, be made up out of; "The list includes the names of many famous writers"
repose, reside, rest - be inherent or innate in;
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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.
e) Casualty and theft losses: Complete Form 4684, Casualties and Thefts, and attach to the return.
The most common mistake people make when they attach to a tree," he says, "is that that the framing members of the tree house are immediately adjacent to the trunk of the tree, and of course that's untenable because the tree has to grow.
A variety of tests by the Rice researchers revealed that the functional groups indeed attach to the carbon nanotubes.