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attach

at·tach

attach

 
 
pronunciation:
taech
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part of speech: verb
inflections: attached, attaches, attaching
definition 1: to join, fasten, or connect.
He attached the telephone wire to the wall.
synonyms:
affix, connect, fasten, fix, join, stick
antonyms:
detach, disconnect
similar words:
annex, bond, clip, hitch, link, mount, pin, post, secure, unite
definition 2: to connect (oneself to others) in an emotional way.
She trusts people and easily attaches herself to them.
synonyms:
attract
similar words:
bond, connect
definition 3: to assign.
He attached great importance to our conversation.
synonyms:
assign, attribute
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-.