What does attach mean?

Definitions for attach
əˈtætʃat·tach

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word attach.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. attach(verb)

    cause to be attached

  2. attach(verb)

    be attached; be in contact with

  3. attach(verb)

    become attached

    "The spider's thread attached to the window sill"

  4. bind, tie, attach, bond(verb)

    create social or emotional ties

    "The grandparents want to bond with the child"

  5. impound, attach, sequester, confiscate, seize(verb)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. attach(Verb)

    To arrest, seize.

    Etymology: From atachier (French: attacher, Italian: attaccare, Spanish: atacar, Portuguese atacar).

  2. attach(Verb)

    To fasten, to join to (literally and figuratively).

    You need to attach the carabiner to your harness.

    Etymology: From atachier (French: attacher, Italian: attaccare, Spanish: atacar, Portuguese atacar).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Attach(verb)

    to bind, fasten, tie, or connect; to make fast or join; as, to attach one thing to another by a string, by glue, or the like

  2. Attach(verb)

    to connect; to place so as to belong; to assign by authority; to appoint; as, an officer is attached to a certain regiment, company, or ship

  3. Attach(verb)

    to win the heart of; to connect by ties of love or self-interest; to attract; to fasten or bind by moral influence; -- with to; as, attached to a friend; attaching others to us by wealth or flattery

  4. Attach(verb)

    to connect, in a figurative sense; to ascribe or attribute; to affix; -- with to; as, to attach great importance to a particular circumstance

  5. Attach(verb)

    to take, seize, or lay hold of

  6. Attach(verb)

    to take by legal authority: (a) To arrest by writ, and bring before a court, as to answer for a debt, or a contempt; -- applied to a taking of the person by a civil process; being now rarely used for the arrest of a criminal. (b) To seize or take (goods or real estate) by virtue of a writ or precept to hold the same to satisfy a judgment which may be rendered in the suit. See Attachment, 4

  7. Attach(verb)

    to adhere; to be attached

  8. Attach(verb)

    to come into legal operation in connection with anything; to vest; as, dower will attach

  9. Attach(noun)

    an attachment

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Attach

    at-tach′, v.t. to bind or fasten: to seize: to gain over: to connect, associate: to join to in action or function: (Shak.) to arrest.—v.i. to adhere, to be fastened upon: (rare) to come into effect.—adj. Attach′able.—p.adj. Attached′, fastened, fixed, joined by taste or affection (with to), fond, devoted to.—n. Attach′ment, a bond of fidelity or affection: the seizure of any one's goods or person by virtue of a legal process. [O. Fr. atachier, from à (—L. ad), and the root of Tack (q.v.).]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. 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.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. attach

    To place, to appoint. Officers and non-commissioned officers are said to be attached to the respective army, regiment, battalion, troop, or company with which they are appointed to act.

Editors Contribution

  1. attach

    To connect.

    They did always attach their documents to their emails and meeting invites, they are so efficient.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 27, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'attach' in Verbs Frequency: #409

How to pronounce attach?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of attach in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of attach in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of attach in a Sentence

  1. Jackie Perlman:

    I'd report the amount raised on your 1040 and then back it out and attach a statement on your return explaining the circumstance.

  2. Cristian Andrei Nica:

    Love doesn't hurt, and won't fade away with the memory either. There's no right or wrong, no past, no future. Just beauty, noticed on the inside, thanks to the ones we care for the most. Encouragement, to dedicate yourself and protect. So join the dance, attach and then let go if you need to. Ain't no escape, it always finds a way to touch you deep inside, because love is part of who you are.

  3. Sal LaRocca:

    In our experience the most direct way that we can grow fan bases around the world is if there is a player that fan base can attach itself to, we have seen that in Spain with the Gasol brothers, in France with Tony Parker and Germany with Dirk( Nowitzki).

  4. John Dewey:

    Intellectually, religious emotions are not creative but conservative. They attach themselves readily to the current view of the world and consecrate it.

  5. Ross Benes:

    It's a special type of marketer who wants to devote that much time, resources and money to attach themselves to a video game.

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