v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Attached ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Attaching.]
2.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.
3.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.
God . . . by various ties attaches man to man.
- Cowper.
4.To connect, in a figurative sense; to ascribe or attribute; to affix; - with to; as, to attach great importance to a particular circumstance.
Top this treasure a curse is attached.
- Bayard Taylor.
5.To take, seize, or lay hold of.
6.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.
Attached column
(Arch.) a column engaged in a wall, so that only a part of its circumference projects from it.
v. i.1.To adhere; to be attached.
2.To come into legal operation in connection with anything; to vest; as, dower will attach.
n.1.An attachment.
Verb1.attach - cause to be attached
detach - cause to become detached or separated; take off; "detach the skin from the chicken before you eat it"
2.attach - be attached; be in contact with
3.attach - become attached; "The spider's thread attached to the window sill"
come away, come off, detach - come to be detached; "His retina detached and he had to be rushed into surgery"
4.attach - create social or emotional ties; "The grandparents want to bond with the child"
Synonyms: bind, bond, tie
5.attach - take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority; "The FBI seized the drugs"; "The customs agents impounded the illegal shipment"; "The police confiscated the stolen artwork"

TO ATTACH, crim. law, practice. To an attachment for contempt for the non- take or apprehend by virtue of the order of a writ or precept, commonly called an attachment. It differs from an arrest in this, that he who arrests a man, takes him to a person of higher power to be disposed of; but be who attaches, keeps the party attached, according to the exigency of his writ, and brings him into court oh the day assigned. Kitch. 279; Bract. lib. 4; Fleta, lib. 5, c. 24; 17 S. & R. 199.

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attach to
attache case
Attached column
Attachment of privilege
Attachment Unit Interface
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attack aircraft carrier
attack dog
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