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 for Attach
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Attach \At*tach"\, n.
     An attachment. [Obs.] --Pope.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Attach \At*tach"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Attached; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Attaching.] [OF. atachier, F. attacher, to tie or
     fasten: cf. Celt. tac, tach, nail, E. tack a small nail, tack
     to fasten. Cf. Attack, and see Tack.]
     1. To bind, fasten, tie, or connect; to make fast or join;
        as, to attach one thing to another by a string, by glue,
        or the like.
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              The shoulder blade is . . . attached only to the
              muscles.                              --Paley.
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              A huge stone to which the cable was attached.
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     2. To connect; to place so as to belong; to assign by
        authority; to appoint; as, an officer is attached to a
        certain regiment, company, or ship.
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     3. To win the heart of; to connect by ties of love or
        self-interest; to attract; to fasten or bind by moral
        influence; -- with to; as, attached to a friend; attaching
        others to us by wealth or flattery.
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              Incapable of attaching a sensible man. --Miss
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              God . . . by various ties attaches man to man.
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     4. To connect, in a figurative sense; to ascribe or
        attribute; to affix; -- with to; as, to attach great
        importance to a particular circumstance.
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              Top this treasure a curse is attached. --Bayard
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     5. To take, seize, or lay hold of. [Obs.] --Shak.
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     6. To take by legal authority:
        (a) To arrest by writ, and bring before a court, as to
            answer for a debt, or a contempt; -- applied to a
            taking of the person by a civil process; being now
            rarely used for the arrest of a criminal.
        (b) To seize or take (goods or real estate) by virtue of a
            writ or precept to hold the same to satisfy a judgment
            which may be rendered in the suit. See Attachment,
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                  The earl marshal attached Gloucester for high
                  treason.                          --Miss Yonge.
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     Attached column (Arch.), a column engaged in a wall, so
        that only a part of its circumference projects from it.
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     Syn: To affix; bind; tie; fasten; connect; conjoin; subjoin;
          annex; append; win; gain over; conciliate.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Attach \At*tach"\, v. i.
     1. To adhere; to be attached.
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              The great interest which attaches to the mere
              knowledge of these facts cannot be doubted.
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     2. To come into legal operation in connection with anything;
        to vest; as, dower will attach. --Cooley.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: cause to be attached [ant: detach]
      2: be attached; be in contact with
      3: become attached; "The spider's thread attached to the window
         sill" [ant: come away, come off, detach]
      4: create social or emotional ties; "The grandparents want to
         bond with the child" [syn: bind, tie, attach, bond]
      5: take temporary possession of as a security, by legal
         authority; "The FBI seized the drugs"; "The customs agents
         impounded the illegal shipment"; "The police confiscated the
         stolen artwork" [syn: impound, attach, sequester,
         confiscate, seize]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  106 Moby Thesaurus words for "attach":
     add, adhere, adjoin, affiliate, affix, agglutinate, anchor, annex,
     append, apply, appropriate, ascribe, assign, associate, attract,
     attribute, belay, bend, bind, bond, braze, burden, cement, cinch,
     clamp, cleave, clinch, collectivize, commandeer, communalize,
     communize, complicate, confiscate, conjoin, connect, cramp,
     decorate, distrain, encumber, endear, engraft, enlist, expropriate,
     fasten, fix, garnish, give, glue, glue on, graft, grapple,
     hitch on, impound, impress, impute, infix, join, join with, knit,
     lay hold of, levy, make fast, moor, nationalize, ornament,
     paste on, pin, place, plus, postfix, prefix, press, put, put to,
     put with, refer, replevin, replevy, rivet, saddle with, screw up,
     second, secure, seize, sequester, sequestrate, set, set to,
     slap on, socialize, solder, stick, subjoin, suffix, superadd,
     superpose, tack on, tag, tag on, tie, tighten, trice up, trim,
     unite, unite with, weld

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