attach

[ uh-tach ]
/ əˈtætʃ /

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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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 *stakkastake1) + -ier infinitive suffix

OTHER WORDS FROM attach

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH attach

attach , attaché
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British Dictionary definitions for attach

attach
/ (əˈtætʃ) /

verb (mainly tr)

Derived forms of attach

attachable, 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
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Idioms and Phrases with attach

attach

see no strings attached.

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