Meaning of ATTACH in English



1. tr. fasten, affix, join.

2 tr. (in passive; foll. by to) be very fond of or devoted to (am deeply attached to her).

3 tr. attribute, assign (some function, quality, or characteristic) (can you attach a name to it?; attaches great importance to it).

4 a tr. accompany; form part of (no conditions are attached). b intr. (foll. by to) be an attribute or characteristic (great prestige attaches to the job).

5 refl. (usu. foll. by to) take part in; join (attached themselves to the expedition).

6 tr. appoint for special or temporary duties.

7 tr. Law seize (a person or property) by legal authority.


attachable adj. attacher n.

Etymology: ME f. OF estachier fasten f. Gmc: in Law sense thr. OF atachier

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.