1300-1400; Language: Old French;Origin:
atachier, estachier, from estache 'sharp post'
to fasten or connect one object to another
= fixattach sth to sth Attach a recent photograph to your application form. a small battery attached to a little loudspeakerthe attached form/cheque/leaflet etc Please fill in and return the attached reply slip.be attached to sb/sth
to like someone or something very much, because you have known them or had them for a long time It's easy to become attached to the children you work with.attach importance/significance etc to sth
to believe that something is important People attach too much importance to economic forecasts. [I and T]
if blame attaches or is attached to someone, they are responsible for something bad that happens No blame can be attached to Roy for the incident. [I and T]
if a quality, feeling, idea etc attaches or is attached to a person, thing, or event, it is connected with themattach to It's easy to let the emotions attached to one situation spill over into others.be attached to stha)
to work for part of a particular organization, especially for a short period of time He was attached to the foreign affairs department of a Japanese newspaper.b)
to be part of a bigger organization The Food Ministry is attached to the Ministry of Agriculture. [T]
to connect a document or file
to an email so that you can send them togetherattach yourself to sb
to join someone and spend a lot of time with them, often without being invited or welcome A young man from Canada had attached himself to Sam.attach a condition (to sth)
to allow something to happen, but only if someone agrees to do a particular thing or accept a particular idea When approving a merger, the commission can attach conditions.attach a label to sb/sth
to think of or describe someone or something as being a particular thing, especially in a very general way You can't really attach a label to this type of art.