attach

  • 1 attach — at·tach vb [Anglo French attacher to lodge (an action in court), seize (a person or property) by legal authority, from Old French atachier to fasten, fix, alteration of estachier, from estache stake] vt 1: to obtain a court order against… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 attach — at‧tach [əˈtætʆ] verb [transitive] 1. if conditions are attached to an agreement, they are added to it and made a part of it: • The US government has attached conditions to economic aid. 2. if there are benefits, rights etc attached to something …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 attach — [ə tach′] vt. [ME attachen < OFr atacher, altered by substitution of prefix < estachier, to attach < estache, a post, stake < Frank * stakka: see STICK] 1. to fasten by sticking, tying, etc. 2. to make (a person or thing) part of;… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 Attach — At*tach , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Attached}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Attaching}.] [OF. atachier, F. attacher, to tie or fasten: cf. Celt. tac, tach, nail, E. tack a small nail, tack to fasten. Cf. {Attack}, and see {Tack}.] 1. To bind, fasten, tie, or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 attach — [v1] join, fasten add, adhere, affix, annex, append, bind, connect, couple, fix, hitch on, hitch up, hook on, hook up, latch onto, link, make fast, prefix, rivet, secure, slap on*, stick, tag on*, tie, unite; concepts 85,113,160 Ant. detach,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 Attach — At*tach , v. i. 1. To adhere; to be attached. [1913 Webster] The great interest which attaches to the mere knowledge of these facts cannot be doubted. Brougham. [1913 Webster] 2. To come into legal operation in connection with anything; to vest;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 Attach'e — At ta*ch[ e] , n. [F., p. p. of attacher. See {Attach}, v. t.] One attached to another person or thing, as a part of a suite or staff. Specifically: One attached to an embassy. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 attach — (v.) mid 14c. (mid 13c. in Anglo Latin), to take or seize (property or goods) by law, a legal term, from O.Fr. atachier (11c.), earlier estachier to attach, fix; stake up, support (Fr. attacher, It. attaccare), perhaps from a to + Frankish… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 Attach — At*tach , n. An attachment. [Obs.] Pope. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 attach — 1 *arrest, apprehend, detain Analogous words: seize, *take, grab: capture, *catch Contrasted words: release, discharge, deliver, *free 2 *fasten, a …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 11 attach — ► VERB 1) fasten; join. 2) include (a condition) as part of an agreement. 3) assign or attribute. 4) appoint (someone) for special or temporary duties. 5) Law, archaic seize (a person or property) by legal authority. DERIVATIVES attachable …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 attach */*/ — UK [əˈtætʃ] / US verb Word forms attach : present tense I/you/we/they attach he/she/it attaches present participle attaching past tense attached past participle attached 1) a) [transitive] to fasten or join one thing to another attach something… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 attach — at|tach W2S2 [əˈtætʃ] v [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: atachier, estachier, from estache sharp post ] 1.) [T] to fasten or connect one object to another = ↑fix attach sth to sth ▪ Attach a recent photograph to your application form. ▪ a… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 attach — [[t]ətæ̱tʃ[/t]] ♦♦♦ attaches, attaching, attached 1) VERB If you attach something to an object, you join it or fasten it to the object. [V n to n] We attach labels to things before we file them away... [V n to n] The gadget can be attached to any …

    English dictionary

  • 15 attach — v. 1) (d; refl.) ( to join ) to attach to (she attached herself to our group) 2) (D; tr.) ( to fasten ) to attach to (she attached an aerial/antenna to the radio; a tag was attached to each article) 3) (d; tr.) ( to assign temporarily ) to attach …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 16 attach — at|tach [ ə tætʃ ] verb ** 1. ) transitive attach to to fasten or join one thing to another: Attach the rope to the branch of a tree. There was a message attached to the flowers. a ) to send something with something else, for example an extra… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 attach — 01. Please make sure you [attach] your child s name to all the clothing that he or she brings to camp. 02. Little Vladimir is very [attached] to his grandparents. 03. Our vacuum cleaner comes with an [attachment] for cleaning upholstery. 04. They …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 18 attach — verb (T) 1 CONNECT to connect one thing to another: attach sth to: Attach a recent photograph to your application form. | be attached to: a small battery attached to a little loudspeaker | The web was only attached to the leaf by one thread. 2… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 attach — attachable, adj. attacher, n. /euh tach /, v.t. 1. to fasten or affix; join; connect: to attach a photograph to an application with a staple. 2. to join in action or function; make part of: to attach oneself to a group. 3. Mil. to place on… …

    Universalium

  • 20 attach*/ — [əˈtætʃ] verb [T] 1) attach sth to sth to fasten one thing to another Attach the rope to the branch of a tree.[/ex] 2) to send another document with a letter or an email I attach a copy of his reply.[/ex] 3) be attached to if one thing is… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English


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