[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. ats,
  2. att.,
  3. att. gen.,
  4. attaboy,
  5. attacca,
  6. attachable,
  7. attache,
  8. attached,
  9. attached gingiva,
  10. 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

Related forms
Can be confusedattach attaché Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for attachable


/ (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

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Word Origin and History for attachable
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Idioms and Phrases with attachable


see no strings attached.

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