attach

Use the verb attach when you need to join things together, like a stamp that you attach to a letter.

When you attach something, you join it or tie it to something else. The word can be used to show physically joining things, like a printer that you attach to your computer, or to show a strong personal connection. For example, you can attach yourself to a political cause or to a group of friends.

Definitions of attach
  1. verb
    be attached; be in contact with
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    leech onto
    admire boundlessly and follow around
    type of:
    adjoin, contact, meet, touch
    be in direct physical contact with; make contact
  2. verb
    cause to be attached
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    Antonyms:
    detach
    cause to become detached or separated; take off
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    fix, fixate
    make fixed, stable or stationary
    tether
    tie with a tether
    fasten
    attach to
    hinge
    attach with a hinge
    bell
    attach a bell to
    band, ring
    attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify
    couple, couple on, couple up
    link together
    affix
    attach or become attached to a stem word
    bind
    make fast; tie or secure, with or as if with a rope
    catch, hitch
    to hook or entangle
    append, hang on, tack, tack on, tag on
    fix to; attach
    add on, affix, append, supplement
    add to the very end
    tape
    fasten or attach with tape
    glue, paste
    join or attach with or as if with glue
    pin down, pin up
    attach with or as if with a pin
    peg, peg down
    fasten or secure with a wooden pin
    fasten, fix, secure
    cause to be firmly attached
    mount
    attach to a support
    affix, stick on
    attach to
    nail
    attach something somewhere by means of nails
    hook up
    connect or link
    clip
    attach with a clip
    enter, infix, insert, introduce
    put or introduce into something
    yoke
    put a yoke on or join with a yoke
    harness, tackle
    put a harness
    link, yoke
    link with or as with a yoke
    saddle
    put a saddle on
    label, mark, tag
    attach a tag or label to
    limber, limber up
    attach the limber
    strap
    secure (a sprained joint) with a strap
    stamp
    affix a stamp to
    bind, tie
    fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord
    rig
    connect or secure to
    bitt
    secure with a bitt
    latch
    fasten with a latch
    garter
    fasten with or as if with a garter
    chain
    fasten or secure with chains
    cable
    fasten with a cable
    picket
    fasten with a picket
    rope up
    attach to one another, for safety
    prefix
    attach a prefix to
    suffix
    attach a suffix to
    infix
    attach a morpheme into a stem word
    swaddle, swathe
    wrap in swaddling clothes
    encircle, gird
    bind with something round or circular
    cinch, girth
    tie a cinch around
    bandage, bind
    wrap around with something so as to cover or enclose
    cement
    make fast as if with cement
    cramp
    secure with a cramp
    cleat
    secure on a cleat
    anchor, cast anchor, drop anchor
    secure a vessel with an anchor
    anchor, ground
    fix firmly and stably
    moor
    secure with cables or ropes
    berth, moor, tie up
    secure in or as if in a berth or dock
    spike
    secure with spikes
    snag
    catch on a snag
    subjoin
    add to the end
    annex
    attach to
    run up, sew, sew together, stitch
    fasten by sewing; do needlework
    scotch tape, sellotape
    fasten or attach with sellotape
    epoxy
    glue with epoxy
    crank
    fasten with a crank
    noose
    secure with a noose
    chock
    secure with chocks
    brad
    fasten with brads
    bight
    fasten with a bight
    belay
    fasten a boat to a bitt, pin, or cleat
    belay
    turn a rope round an object or person in order to secure it or him
    bar
    secure with, or as if with, bars
    remount
    mount again, as after disassembling something
    clamp
    fasten or fix with a clamp
    velcro
    fasten with Velcro
    stay
    fasten with stays
    clinch
    flatten the ends (of nails and rivets)
    clinch
    secure or fasten by flattening the ends of nails or bolts
    lock
    fasten with a lock
    lock up
    secure by locking
    hasp
    secure or lock with a hasp
    zip, zip up, zipper
    close with a zipper
    seal
    affix a seal to
    tack
    fasten with tacks
    string
    string together; tie or fasten with a string
    hook
    fasten with a hook
    belt
    fasten with a belt
    cement
    bind or join with or as if with cement
    grout
    bind with grout
    staple
    secure or fasten with a staple or staples
    rivet
    fasten with a rivet or rivets
    button
    fasten with buttons
    pin
    attach or fasten with pins or as if with pins
    connect, plug in, plug into
    plug into an outlet
    cannulate, cannulise, cannulize, canulate, intubate
    introduce a cannula or tube into
    input
    enter (data or a program) into a computer
    instil, instill
    enter drop by drop
    hang, hang up
    cause to be hanging or suspended
    hang
    place in position as by a hinge so as to allow free movement in one direction
    inspan
    attach a yoke or harness to
    deposit, lodge, stick, wedge
    put, fix, force, or implant
    embed, engraft, imbed, implant, plant
    fix or set securely or deeply
    sandwich
    insert or squeeze tightly between two people or objects
    graft, transplant
    place the organ of a donor into the body of a recipient
    entrench, intrench
    fix firmly or securely
    buckle, clasp
    fasten with a buckle or buckles
    brooch, clasp
    fasten with or as if with a brooch
    brand, brandmark, trademark
    mark with a brand or trademark
    point
    mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes
    point
    mark with diacritics
    point
    mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics
    calibrate
    mark (the scale of a measuring instrument) so that it can be read in the desired units
    code
    attach a code to
    badge
    put a badge on
    post
    affix in a public place or for public notice
    stake
    tie or fasten to a stake
    wire
    fasten with wire
    coapt
    fit tightly and fasten
    joggle
    fasten or join with a joggle
    joint
    fasten with a joint
    toggle
    fasten with, or as if with, a toggle
    plaster
    affix conspicuously
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    connect, link, link up, tie
    connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces
  3. verb
    become attached
    “The spider's thread attached to the window sill”
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    come away, come off, detach
    come to be detached
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    agglutinate
    string together (morphemes in an agglutinating language)
    implant
    become attached to and embedded in the uterus
    fasten
    become fixed or fastened
    adhere, bind, bond, hold fast, stick, stick to
    stick to firmly
    spat
    become permanently attached
    glue
    be fixed as if by glue
    bind
    form a chemical bond with
    stick
    fasten into place by fixing an end or point into something
    stick
    fasten with or as with pins or nails
    stick
    fasten with an adhesive material like glue
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    conjoin, join
    make contact or come together
  4. verb
    create social or emotional ties
    synonyms: bind, bond, tie
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    fixate
    attach (oneself) to a person or thing in a neurotic way
    befriend
    become friends with
    chum up, pal, pal up
    become friends; act friendly towards
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    relate
    have or establish a relationship to
  5. verb
    take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority
    synonyms: confiscate, impound, seize, sequester
    sequester
    requisition forcibly, as of enemy property
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    condemn
    appropriate (property) for public use
    garnish, garnishee
    take a debtor's wages on legal orders, such as for child support
    distrain
    confiscate by distress
    type of:
    take
    take into one's possession
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