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Definition of attach:

  1. An attachment.
  2. To adhere; to be attached.
  3. 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.
  4. To come into legal operation in connection with anything; to vest; as, dower will attach.
  5. To connect, in a figurative sense; to ascribe or attribute; to affix; - with to; as, to attach great importance to a particular circumstance.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. To take, seize, or lay hold of.
  9. 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.


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