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Definition of ATTACH

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Attach \At*tach"\, n.
     An attachment. [Obs.] --Pope.
     [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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 connect; to make fast or join; as, to attach one thing to another by a string, by glue, or the like. [1913 Webster]

              The shoulder blade is . . . attached only to the muscles.                              --Paley. [1913 Webster]

              A huge stone to which the cable was attached.
                                                    --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

     2. 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. [1913 Webster]

     3. 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. [1913 Webster]

              Incapable of attaching a sensible man. --Miss Austen. [1913 Webster]

              God . . . by various ties attaches man to man.
                                                    --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

     4. To connect, in a figurative sense; to ascribe or attribute; to affix; -- with to; as, to attach great importance to a particular circumstance. [1913 Webster]

              Top this treasure a curse is attached. --Bayard Taylor. [1913 Webster]

     5. To take, seize, or lay hold of. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     6. 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.
            [1913 Webster]

                  The earl marshal attached Gloucester for high treason.                          --Miss Yonge. [1913 Webster]

     {Attached column} (Arch.), a column engaged in a wall, so that only a part of its circumference projects from it. [1913 Webster]

     Syn: To affix; bind; tie; fasten; connect; conjoin; subjoin; annex; append; win; gain over; conciliate. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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; as, dower will attach. --Cooley. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

106 Moby Thesaurus words for "attach":
     add, adhere, adjoin, affiliate, affix, agglutinate, anchor, annex, append, apply, appropriate, ascribe, assign, associate, attract, attribute, belay, bend, bind, bond, braze, burden, cement, cinch, clamp, cleave, clinch, collectivize, commandeer, communalize, communize, complicate, confiscate, conjoin, connect, cramp, decorate, distrain, encumber, endear, engraft, enlist, expropriate, fasten, fix, garnish, give, glue, glue on, graft, grapple, hitch on, impound, impress, impute, infix, join, join with, knit, lay hold of, levy, make fast, moor, nationalize, ornament, paste on, pin, place, plus, postfix, prefix, press, put, put to, put with, refer, replevin, replevy, rivet, saddle with, screw up, second, secure, seize, sequester, sequestrate, set, set to, slap on, socialize, solder, stick, subjoin, suffix, superadd, superpose, tack on, tag, tag on, tie, tighten, trice up, trim, unite, unite with, weld


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