- 1 [transitive] to fasten or join one thing to another attach something I attach a copy of my notes for your information. I attach a copy of the spreadsheet (= send it with an email). attach something to something Attach the coupon to the front of your letter. (figurative) They have attached a number of conditions to the agreement (= said that the conditions must be part of the agreement). compare detach See related entries: Email
- 2 [transitive] attach importance, significance, value, weight, etc. (to something) to believe that something is important or worth thinking about I attach great importance to this research. I wouldn't attach too much weight to these findings.
- 3[transitive] attach yourself to somebody to join somebody for a time, sometimes when you are not welcome or have not been invited He attached himself to me at the party and I couldn't get rid of him.
- 4[intransitive, transitive] (formal) to be connected with somebody/something; to connect something to something attach to somebody/something No one is suggesting that any health risks attach to this product. No blame attaches to you. attach something to somebody/something This does not attach any blame to you. Word Origin Middle English (in the sense ‘seize by legal authority’): from Old French atachier or estachier
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BrE BrE//əˈtætʃ//; NAmE NAmE//əˈtætʃ//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they attach
BrE BrE//əˈtætʃ//; NAmE NAmE//əˈtætʃ//he / she / it attaches
BrE BrE//əˈtætʃɪz//; NAmE NAmE//əˈtætʃɪz//past simple attached
BrE BrE//əˈtætʃt//; NAmE NAmE//əˈtætʃt//past participle attached
BrE BrE//əˈtætʃt//; NAmE NAmE//əˈtætʃt//-ing form attaching
BrE BrE//əˈtætʃɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//əˈtætʃɪŋ//Email