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;
References in classic literature ?
His affection was proved to have been sincere, and his conduct cleared of all blame, unless any could attach to the implicitness of his confidence in his friend.
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.
That becomes important for binding things like viruses," which attach to several receptors at once on cell surfaces, says Abbott.