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Meaning of ATTACH

Pronunciation:  u'tach

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  be attached; be in contact with
  2. [v]  become attached; "The spider's thread attached to the window sill"
  3. [v]  cause to be attached
  4. [v]  take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority; "The FBI seized the drugs"; "The customs agents impounded the illegal shipment"; "The police confiscated the stolen artwork"
  5. [v]  create social or emotional ties; "The grandparents want to bond with the child"
 

ATTACH is a 6 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: bind, bond, confiscate, impound, seize, sequester, tie
 
 Antonyms: come away, come off, detach
 
 See Also: accompany, add on, adhere, adjoin, affix, agglutinate, append, attach, attach to, befriend, bell, bind, bond, catch, clip, come with, conjoin, connect, contact, couple, couple on, couple up, distrain, enter, fasten, fix, fixate, fixate, garnishee, glue, go with, hang on, harness, hinge, hitch, hold fast, hook up, implant, infix, inhere in, insert, introduce, join, label, leech onto, limber, limber up, link, link up, mark, meet, mount, nail, paste, peg, peg down, pin, pin down, pin up, relate, ring, saddle, secure, spat, stick, stick on, stick to, supplement, tack, tack on, tag, tag on, take, tape, tether, tie, touch, yoke

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \At*tach"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Attached}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Attaching}.] [OF. atachier, F. attacher, to tie or
    fasten: cf. Celt. tac, tach, nail, E. tack a small nail, tack
    to fasten. Cf. {Attack}, and see {Tack}.]
    1. 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.
    
             The shoulder blade is . . . attached only to the
             muscles.                              --Paley.
    
             A huge stone to which the cable was attached.
                                                   --Macaulay.
    
    2. 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.
    
    3. 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.
    
             Incapable of attaching a sensible man. --Miss
                                                   Austen.
    
             God . . . by various ties attaches man to man.
                                                   --Cowper.
    
    4. To connect, in a figurative sense; to ascribe or
       attribute; to affix; -- with to; as, to attach great
       importance to a particular circumstance.
    
             Top this treasure a curse is attached. --Bayard
                                                   Taylor.
    
    5. To take, seize, or lay hold of. [Obs.] --Shak.
    
    6. 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.
    
                 The earl marshal attached Gloucester for high
                 treason.                          --Miss Yonge.
    
    {Attached column} (Arch.), a column engaged in a wall, so
       that only a part of its circumference projects from it.
    
    Syn: To affix; bind; tie; fasten; connect; conjoin; subjoin;
         annex; append; win; gain over; conciliate.
    
    
  2. \At*tach"\, v. i.
    1. To adhere; to be attached.
    
             The great interest which attaches to the mere
             knowledge of these facts cannot be doubted.
                                                   --Brougham.
    
    2. To come into legal operation in connection with anything;
       to vest; as, dower will attach. --Cooley.
    
    
  3. \At*tach"\, n.
    An attachment. [Obs.] --Pope.
    
    
 
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