attach

attach at‧tach [əˈtætʆ] verb [transitive]
1. if conditions are attached to an agreement, they are added to it and made a part of it:

• The US government has attached conditions to economic aid.

2. if there are benefits, rights etc attached to something, they are associated with that thing:

• Few companies have chosen to use tax advantages attached to the revaluation.

3. if a letter or document is attached to something, it is sent with it:

• information given in a memo attached to his tax return

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attach UK US /əˈtætʃ/ verb [T]
to fasten or join one thing to something else: attach sth to sth »

I attached a note to the report and left it in his office.

IT to connect a piece of computer equipment to another: attach sth to sth »

Use this cable to attach the printer to the computer.

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The client software can be stored on one central computer that is attached to the network.

IT, COMMUNICATIONS to send a document, picture, etc. with an email or letter: »

I attach a copy of this month's report which includes figures for the last quarter.

HR, WORKPLACE if someone is attached to a department or company, they are sent to work there temporarily for a particular purpose: »

Tom was attached to the Marketing Department for six months.

to include something, or to make something a part of something: attach sth to sth »

There were strict conditions attached to the settlement.

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I need to be certain that there are no risks attached to this decision.

LAW to take someone's property or money by law to help pay their debts: »

The county may have the right to attach property to satisfy a tax debt.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • attach — at·tach vb [Anglo French attacher to lodge (an action in court), seize (a person or property) by legal authority, from Old French atachier to fasten, fix, alteration of estachier, from estache stake] vt 1: to obtain a court order against… …   Law dictionary

  • attach — [ə tach′] vt. [ME attachen < OFr atacher, altered by substitution of prefix < estachier, to attach < estache, a post, stake < Frank * stakka: see STICK] 1. to fasten by sticking, tying, etc. 2. to make (a person or thing) part of;… …   English World dictionary

  • Attach — At*tach , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Attached}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Attaching}.] [OF. atachier, F. attacher, to tie or fasten: cf. Celt. tac, tach, nail, E. tack a small nail, tack to fasten. Cf. {Attack}, and see {Tack}.] 1. To bind, fasten, tie, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • attach — [v1] join, fasten add, adhere, affix, annex, append, bind, connect, couple, fix, hitch on, hitch up, hook on, hook up, latch onto, link, make fast, prefix, rivet, secure, slap on*, stick, tag on*, tie, unite; concepts 85,113,160 Ant. detach,… …   New thesaurus

  • Attach — At*tach , v. i. 1. To adhere; to be attached. [1913 Webster] The great interest which attaches to the mere knowledge of these facts cannot be doubted. Brougham. [1913 Webster] 2. To come into legal operation in connection with anything; to vest;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Attach'e — At ta*ch[ e] , n. [F., p. p. of attacher. See {Attach}, v. t.] One attached to another person or thing, as a part of a suite or staff. Specifically: One attached to an embassy. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • attach — (v.) mid 14c. (mid 13c. in Anglo Latin), to take or seize (property or goods) by law, a legal term, from O.Fr. atachier (11c.), earlier estachier to attach, fix; stake up, support (Fr. attacher, It. attaccare), perhaps from a to + Frankish… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Attach — At*tach , n. An attachment. [Obs.] Pope. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • attach — 1 *arrest, apprehend, detain Analogous words: seize, *take, grab: capture, *catch Contrasted words: release, discharge, deliver, *free 2 *fasten, a …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • attach — ► VERB 1) fasten; join. 2) include (a condition) as part of an agreement. 3) assign or attribute. 4) appoint (someone) for special or temporary duties. 5) Law, archaic seize (a person or property) by legal authority. DERIVATIVES attachable …   English terms dictionary

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