Definition of attach verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

        

    attach

     verb
    verb
    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//
     
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  1. 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. 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. 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. 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.
  5. Word Origin Middle English (in the sense ‘seize by legal authority’): from Old French atachier or estachier ‘fasten, fix’, based on an element of Germanic origin related to stake ‘post’; compare with attack.Extra examples I am attaching the image as a PDF file. I attach a copy of the contract for your records. I wouldn’t attach too much weight to these findings. Please attach the cheque to the front of your letter. They have attached a number of conditions to the agreement.
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