Definitions of attach

  1. To fasten; join; connect; attribute; assign; unite; win; seize by legal process.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. To take, seize, or lay hold of.
  5. 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.
  6. To connect, in a figurative sense; to ascribe or attribute; to affix; - with to; as, to attach great importance to a particular circumstance.
  7. To fasten, or fix, to or on; bind; connect with or appoint to; connect by ties of affection; to take, or seize, by legal authority.
  8. To bind or fasten: to seize: to gain over.
  9. To fasten to; seize by legal process.
  10. To adhere; to be attached.
  11. To come into legal operation in connection with anything; to vest; as, dower will attach.
  12. cause to be attached
  13. 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.
  14. To fasten on; to bind; to connect with; to lay hold on; to win or gain over. To arrest the person or lay hold of property by writ. See Tack.
  15. To take by legal authority; to arrest; to fix; to win or gain over.
  16. An attachment.
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