- 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.
- To add (a file) to an email.
- To adhere, belong, or relate: Very little prestige attaches to this position.
- To be attached or attachable: The helmet's chin strap attaches on the side just below the ear.
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.