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attach - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'attach' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Attach [ n.]
- An attachment.
2 . Attach [ v. i.]
- To adhere; to be attached.
- To come into legal operation in connection with anything; to vest; as, dower will attach.
3 . Attach [ v. t.]
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- To connect, in a figurative sense; to ascribe or attribute; to affix; -- with to; as, to attach great importance to a particular circumstance.
- To take, seize, or lay hold of.
- 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.

Meaning of 'attach' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . attach [ v]
Meaning (1):
- take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority
Example in sentence:
  • The customs agents impounded the illegal shipment;
  • The FBI seized the drugs;
  • The police confiscated the stolen artwork
Meaning (2):
- create social or emotional ties
Example in sentence:
  • The grandparents want to bond with the child
Meaning (3):
- become attached
Example in sentence:
  • The spider's thread attached to the window sill