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attach

at·tach

attach

 
pronunciation:
taech
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: attached, attaches, attaching
definition 1: to join, fasten, or connect; affix.
He's attaching the wings to his model airplane.The price tag is still attached to your shirt.Did you attach the card to the gift package?
synonyms:
affix, connect, fasten, fix, join, stick
antonyms:
detach, disconnect, sever
similar words:
annex, append, bind, bond, clip, hitch, link, mount, pin, post, secure, unite, yoke
definition 2: to make a part of in action or function.
We would like to attach him to our firm.
synonyms:
affiliate, join
antonyms:
detach
similar words:
associate, belong to, sign up, wed
definition 3: to connect (oneself to others) in an emotional way.
She was lonely, and she quickly attached herself to new people.
synonyms:
attract
similar words:
bond, connect, pitch into
definition 4: to attribute; assign.
She attaches a lot of importance to these old letters.He didn't attach much significance to the conversation at the time.
synonyms:
affix, ascribe, assign, attribute
similar words:
accredit
derivation: attached (adj.)
Word Builder: attach +
  • attachment:
    something that can be attached to another thing.
Word Parts
The word attach contains the following part:
at- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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The prefix at- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad- used before roots beginning with "t," such as "tract" and "ten, tin, tain." See ad-.