Attached



joined; connected; bound.
having a wall in common with another building (opposed to ):
an attached house.
Zoology. permanently fixed to the substratum; sessile.
to fasten or affix; join; connect:
to attach a photograph to an application with a staple.
to join in action or function; make part of:
to attach oneself to a group.
Military. to place on temporary duty with or in assistance to a military unit.
to include as a quality or condition of something:
One proviso is attached to this legacy.
to assign or attribute:
to attach significance to a gesture.
to bind by ties of affection or regard:
You always attach yourself to people who end up hurting you.
Law. to take (persons or property) by legal authority.
Obsolete. to lay hold of; seize.
to adhere; pertain; belong (usually followed by to or upon):
No blame attaches to him.
Contemporary Examples

“[I hope] that my dedication to work outshines any name that is attached to me,” she says.
Lindsay Lohan’s Sister Sets Her Sights on Modeling Misty White Sidell May 7, 2013

He said that while fans get attached to the nicknames, nostalgia may not be a good enough reason to keep them in place.
Obama and the Washington Football Club and (Of Course!) Lanny Davis Michael Tomasky October 5, 2013

This young woman, whose resume is attached, is the dtr of the Syrian Ambassador to the U.N.
Barbara Walters’ Syrian Blunder Howard Kurtz June 5, 2012

His right foot was attached to his leg with a light brown sock still on it.
Perry Has a Point About the Marines Video vs. the Daniel Pearl Video Asra Q. Nomani January 18, 2012

A sign was attached stating, “The Clinton health care plan stinks worse than this trailer.”
Tea Party Tests Its Might in Texas by Opposing Conservative Rep. Pete Sessions Ben Jacobs January 20, 2014

Historical Examples

attached as they were to their King, their first act was for Ireland.
Thomas Davis, Selections from his Prose and Poetry Thomas Davis

But to the acquisition of Florida too much importance can not be attached.
United States Presidents’ Inaugural Speeches Various

The latter did not notice this movement, or, if he did, attached no importance to it.
The Rebel Chief Gustave Aimard

On some cookers, a thermometer is also attached to the cover.
Woman’s Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5 Woman’s Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences

It seems to me that Richard attached too much importance to the matter.
The Blue Lights Arnold Fredericks

adjective
(foll by to) fond (of); full of regard (for): he was very attached to the old lady
married, engaged, or associated in an exclusive sexual relationship: it’s no good dancing with her, she’s already attached
verb (mainly transitive)
to join, fasten, or connect
(reflexive or passive) to become associated with or join, as in a business or other venture: he attached himself to the expedition
(intransitive) foll by to. to be inherent (in) or connected (with): responsibility attaches to the job
to attribute or ascribe: to attach importance to an event
to include or append, esp as a condition: a proviso is attached to the contract
(usually passive) (military) to place on temporary duty with another unit
(usually passive) to put (a member of an organization) to work in a different unit or agency, either with an expectation of reverting to, or while retaining some part of, the original working arrangement
to appoint officially
(law) to arrest or take (a person, property, etc) with lawful authority
(obsolete) to seize
adj.

“affectionate, devoted, fond,” 1793, past participle adjective from attach.
v.

mid-14c. (mid-13c. in Anglo-Latin), “to take or seize (property or goods) by law,” a legal term, from Old French atachier (11c.), earlier estachier “to attach, fix; stake up, support” (Modern French attacher, also cf. Italian attaccare), perhaps from a- “to” + Frankish *stakon “a post, stake” or a similar Germanic word (see stake (n.)). Meaning “to fasten, affix, connect” is from c.1400. Related: Attached; attaching.
see: no strings attached

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