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append (v.)

late 14c., "to belong to as a possession or right," from Old French apendre (13c.) "belong, be dependent (on); attach (oneself) to; hang, hang up," and directly from Latin appendere "cause to hang (from something); weigh out," from ad "to" (see ad-) + pendere "to hang, cause to hang; weight; pay" (from PIE root *(s)pen- "to draw, stretch, spin").

Meaning "to hang on, attach as a pendant" is 1640s; that of "attach as an appendix" is recorded by 1843. OED says the original word was obsolete by c. 1500, and these later transitive senses thus represent a reborrowing from Latin or French. Related: Appended; appending.

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Definitions of append from WordNet

append (v.)
add to the very end;
He appended a glossary to his novel where he used an invented language
Synonyms: add on / supplement / affix
append (v.)
fix to; attach;
append a charm to the necklace
Synonyms: tag on / tack on / tack / hang on
append (v.)
state or say further;
Synonyms: add / supply
From wordnet.princeton.edu