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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accompany (part of speech: verb)
attribute (part of speech: verb)
join (part of speech: verb)
attach (part of speech: verb)
- Later on it learns that there are particular sounds which attach to particular objects, and cause them to function. - "The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society", Upton Sinclair.
- And if you are not able to secure this instrument, take a straw and attach its end to an egg- shell. - "Drawings and Pharmacy in Al-Zahrawi's 10th-Century Surgical Treatise", Sami Hamarneh.
- Joan of Arc's judges had found nothing to attach guilt to her in any of her replies; but as she had been condemned before the farce was enacted of trying her, her innocence could not save her life. - "Joan of Arc", Ronald Sutherland Gower.