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Meaning of attach

at•tach

Pronunciation: (u-tach'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to fasten or affix; join; connect: to attach a photograph to an application with a staple.
  2. to join in action or function; make part of: to attach oneself to a group.
  3. to place on temporary duty with or in assistance to a military unit.
  4. to include as a quality or condition of something: One proviso is attached to this legacy.
  5. to assign or attribute: to attach significance to a gesture.
  6. to bind by ties of affection or regard: You always attach yourself to people who end up hurting you.
  7. to take (persons or property) by legal authority.
  8. to lay hold of; seize.
—v.i.
  1. to adhere; pertain; belong (usually fol. by to or upon): No blame attaches to him.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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