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Attach meaning

attach - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. To bind, fasten, tie, or connect; to make fast or join; as, to attach one thing to another by a string, by glue, or the like.
  2. 2. To connect; to place so as to belong; to assign by authority; to appoint; as, an officer is attached to a certain regiment, company, or ship.
  3. 3. To take, seize, or lay hold of.
  4. 4. To take by legal authority: ( a) To arrest by writ, and bring before a court, as to answer for a debt, or a contempt; -- applied to a taking of the person by a civil process; being now rarely used for the arrest of a criminal. ( b) To seize or take ( goods or real estate) by virtue of a writ or precept to hold the same to satisfy a judgment which may be rendered in the suit. See Attachment, 4.
  5. 5. To adhere; to be attached.
  6. 6. To come into legal operation in connection with anything; to vest; as, dower will attach.
  7. 7. An attachment.
  8. 8. To win the heart of; to connect by ties of love or self- interest; to attract; to fasten or bind by moral influence; - with to; as, attached to a friend; attaching others to us by wealth or flattery.
  9. 9. To connect, in a figurative sense; to ascribe or attribute; to affix; - with to; as, to attach great importance to a particular circumstance.
  10. 10. To fasten to; seize by legal process.

attach - examples of usage

  1. She could not bring herself to attach more weight to one project than to another. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. She looked round quickly, recognized about half a dozen people, to whom she nodded, but failed to see Ralph, or, if so, had already forgotten to attach any name to him. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. Without advancing step by step in a reasoned progress, he understood that any one holding his views on human life generally should not attach an excessive value to his own individual life. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
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