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attach

[ uh-tach ]
/ əˈtætʃ /
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verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to adhere; pertain; belong (usually followed by to or upon): No blame attaches to him.

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RELATED WORDS

secure, fix, affix, adhere, add, link, connect, tie, stick, put, assign, send, allocate, annex, bind, couple, unite, prefix, append, rivet

Nearby words

ats, att., att. gen., attaboy, attacca, attach, attachable, attache, attached, attached gingiva, attachment

Origin of attach

1300–50; Middle English atachen < Anglo-French atacher to seize, Old French atachier to fasten, alteration of estachier to fasten with or to a stake, equivalent to estach(e) (< Germanic *stakka stake1) + -ier infinitive suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for attach

attach

/ (əˈtætʃ) /

verb (mainly tr)

Derived Formsattachable, adjectiveattacher, noun

Word Origin for attach

C14: from Old French atachier to fasten, changed from estachier to fasten with a stake, from estache stake 1
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for attach

attach


v.

mid-14c. (mid-13c. in Anglo-Latin), "to take or seize (property or goods) by law," a legal term, from Old French atachier (11c.), earlier estachier "to attach, fix; stake up, support" (Modern French attacher, also cf. Italian attaccare), perhaps from a- "to" + Frankish *stakon "a post, stake" or a similar Germanic word (see stake (n.)). Meaning "to fasten, affix, connect" is from c.1400. Related: Attached; attaching.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with attach

attach


see no strings attached.

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