attach - definition and synonyms


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present tense
present participleattaching
past tenseattached
past participleattached
  1. 1
    [transitive] to fasten or join one thing to another
    attach something to something:

    Attach the rope to the branch of a tree.

    There was a message attached to the flowers.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to send something such as a document or piece of extra information with a letter

    I attach a recent photograph.

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  3. 3
    [transitive] if something is attached to a place, it has a connection with or is part of it
    be attached to something:

    The field was used by horses from the riding school that is attached to the farm.

  4. 4
    [intransitive] if a quality attaches to someone or something, they have that quality
    attach to something:

    An element of risk inevitably attaches to sports such as skiing.

  5. 5
    [transitive] [usually passive] to send someone to work with a different group of people or in a different place, especially temporarily
    be attached to someone/something:

    She is now attached to the American Embassy in Beijing.

  6. 6
    [transitive] legal to take money or property from someone as payment of a debt

    The government has the right to attach property or earnings in order to settle a tax debt.