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Definitions of attach

  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. To take, seize, or lay hold of. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. To bind or fasten: to seize: to gain over. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. To fasten to; seize by legal process. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  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. become attached; "The spider's thread attached to the window sill" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. cause to be attached Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. 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
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. An attachment. Webster Dictionary DB

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Usage examples for attach

  1. I do not know how much weight we should attach to the suggestion that Dives seems the better for the discipline of the new life. – The Gospel of the Hereafter by J. Paterson-Smyth
  2. At the time Catiline was given to the public, the creditors of the poet had the cruelty to attach the produce of this piece, as well at the bookseller's, who had printed the tragedy, as at the theatre where it was performed. – Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3) by Isaac D'Israeli
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