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Definitions of attach

  1. create social or emotional ties; "The grandparents want to bond with the child" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. be attached; be in contact with Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. become attached; "The spider's thread attached to the window sill" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. cause to be attached Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To take, seize, or lay hold of. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To adhere; to be attached. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To come into legal operation in connection with anything; to vest; as, dower will attach. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. An attachment. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To connect, in a figurative sense; to ascribe or attribute; to affix; - with to; as, to attach great importance to a particular circumstance. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To fasten, or fix, to or on; bind; connect with or appoint to; connect by ties of affection; to take, or seize, by legal authority. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. To adhere or belong to. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. To bind or fasten: to seize: to gain over. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. To fasten to; seize by legal process. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  19. To fasten; join; connect; attribute; assign; unite; win; seize by legal process. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. To fasten on; to bind; to connect with; to lay hold on; to win or gain over. To arrest the person or lay hold of property by writ. See Tack. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. To take by legal authority; to arrest; to fix; to win or gain over. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  22. 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. mso.anu.edu.au
  23. To connect, in a figurative sense; to ascribe or attribute; to affix; -- with to; as, to attach great importance to a particular circumstance. mso.anu.edu.au
  24. To take or apprehend by commandment of a writ or precept Buckeye Pipe- Line Co. v. Fee, 62 Ohio St 543, 57 N. E. 446, 78 Am. St Rep. 743. It differs from arrest, because it takes not only the body, but sometimes the goods, whereas an arrest is only against the person; besides, he who attaches keeps the party attached in order to produce him in court on the day named, but he who arrests lodges the person arrested in the custody of a higher power, to be forthwith disposed of. Fleta, lib. 5, c. 24. See ATTACHMENT. Attaching; creditor. See CBEDITOB. thelawdictionary.org
  25. 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. dictgcide_fs
  26. To connect, in a figurative sense; to ascribe or attribute; to affix; with to; as, to attach great importance to a particular circumstance. dictgcide_fs
  27. 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. dictgcide_fs
  28. 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.).] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  29. Fasten (thing to another); join oneself (to person, company, expedition); affix (immaterial things, name, liability, &c., to); attribute (importance &c. to); (Law) seize (person, property) by legal authority; adhere, be incident, as no blame attaches to. Hence attachable a. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  30. (Also) win the devotion or attachment of (has the gift of attaching people to him; esp. in pass., deeply attached to person, doctrine, &c.). Concise Oxford Dictionary

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