Meaning of ATTACH in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ə-ˈtach ]


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


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 -ˈta-chə-bəl adjective

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.