Meaning of ATTACH in English



Pronunciation: ə - ' tach

Function: verb

Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French attacher, alteration of Old French estachier, from estache stake, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English staca stake

Date: 14th century

transitive verb

1 : to take by legal authority especially under a writ < attach ed the property>

2 a : to bring (oneself) into an association < attach ed herself to their cause> b : to assign (an individual or unit in the military) temporarily

3 : to bind by personal ties (as of affection or sympathy) <was strongly attach ed to his family>

4 : to make fast (as by tying or gluing) < attach a label to a package>

5 : to associate especially as a property or an attribute : ASCRIBE < attach ed great importance to public opinion polls>

intransitive verb : to become attached : ADHERE

synonyms see FASTEN

– at · tach · able \ - ' ta-ch ə -b ə l \ adjective

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.