- The definition of attach is to make oneself connected or known or to personally connect through strong feelings of kindness and caring.
- An example of attach is a teenage girl hanging out with the popular group as often as possible in an attempt to fit in.
- An example of attach is spending a lot of time with a new puppy playing, going for walks, and taking care of it.
- Attach is defined as to make something stick or physically connect to something else.
An example of attach is to glue rhinestones onto a pair of jeans.
- Attach means to possess legally through a court ordered document.
An example of attach is to take custody of a child when one has been appointed the guardian.
- to fasten by sticking, tying, etc.
- to make (a person or thing) part of; join: often used reflexively: he attached himself to us
- to connect by ties of affection, attraction, etc.
- to add or affix (a signature, codicil, etc.)
- to ascribe: I attach great significance to the news
- to appoint by authority or order
- Law to take (property) into custody of a court by writ
- Mil. to join (troops, a unit, etc.) temporarily to some other unit
Origin of attachMiddle English attachen ; from Old French atacher, altered by substitution of prefix ; from estachier, to attach ; from estache, a post, stake ; from Frankish an unverified form stakka: see stick
verbat·tached, at·tach·ing, at·tach·es
- To fasten, secure, or join: attached the wires to the post.
- To connect as an adjunct or associated condition or part: Many major issues are attached to this legislation.
- To affix or append; add: attached several riders to the document.
- To ascribe or assign: attached no significance to the threat.
- To bind by emotional ties, as of affection or loyalty: I am attached to my family.
- To assign (personnel) to a military unit on a temporary basis.
- Law To seize (property) by legal writ.
Origin of attachMiddle English attachen, from Old French attachier, alteration of estachier, from estache, stake, of Germanic origin.
(third-person singular simple present attaches, present participle attaching, simple past and past participle attached)
- 1610, The Tempest, by William Shakespeare, act 3 scene 2
- Old lord, I cannot blame thee, / Who am myself attach'd with weariness / To th' dulling of my spirits: sit down, and rest.
- Miss Yonge
- The earl marshal attached Gloucester for high treason.
- To fasten, to join to (literally and figuratively).
- An officer is attached to a certain regiment, company, or ship.
- You need to attach the carabiner to your harness.
- (intransitive) To adhere; to be attached.
- To come into legal operation in connection with anything; to vest.
- Dower will attach.
- 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.
- attached to a friend; attaching others to us by wealth or flattery
- To connect, in a figurative sense; to ascribe or attribute; to affix; with to.
- to attach great importance to a particular circumstance
From Old French atachier (French: attacher, Italian: attaccare, Spanish: atacar, Portuguese atacar).
attach - Computer Definition
attach - Legal Definition
- To add, affix, annex, bind, fasten, or join as a part.
- To seize or take by legal process; to carry out an attachment, for example, to attach the funds in a debtor’s bank account to pay a judgment.
- To adhere or become legally effective, especially in connection with something or upon some event. For example, certain rights and responsibilities attach to becoming a parent.