verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of attach
Synonyms for attach
Antonyms for attach
Origin of attaché
Related Words for attachessecure, fix, affix, adhere, add, link, connect, tie, stick, put, assign, send, allocate, annex, bind, couple, unite, prefix, append, rivet
Examples from the Web for attaches
Contemporary Examples of attaches
Once a month he attaches a device to his chest, clamps metal bracelets on his wrists, and hooks the whole thing up to a telephone.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
He attaches a large lock to the door and snaps it shut, locking us in the cell.As Californians Weigh Proposition 34, a Look at Life on Death Row
November 5, 2012
More seriously: Carney attaches large significance to differences between PACs and the 527 group, Club for Growth.K Street or the Tea Party? I Choose Neither.
April 24, 2012
Square makes a small cube that attaches to tablets and mobile phones and becomes a credit-card swipe system.What Market Panic? Halcyon Days for Silicon Valley
March 7, 2012
One of the assassins reaches out and attaches a magnetic bomb to the side of the car.Who's Killing Iran's Scientists?
November 30, 2010
Historical Examples of attaches
"Perhaps I guess what it is that attaches you to this place," said she, gently.Barrington
Charles James Lever
My heart is linked to it; it forms the one sole tie that attaches me to life.The Fortunes Of Glencore
Charles James Lever
It is the very strong link that attaches the individual to the whole.The Moon and Sixpence
W. Somerset Maugham
Some interest also attaches to the oldest documents on arithmetic in our own language.The Hindu-Arabic Numerals
David Eugene Smith
The interest that attaches to Egyptian art is from its great antiquity.Museum of Antiquity
L. W. Yaggy
Word Origin for attaché
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for attach
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.
1835, from French attaché "junior officer attached to the staff of an ambassador, etc.," literally "attached," past participle of attacher "to attach" (see attach). Attache case "small leather case for carrying papers" first recorded 1900.
A diplomatic officer attached to an embassy or consulate. Most attachés have specialties, such as military attachés, cultural attachés, economic attachés, and so forth.
see no strings attached.