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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 "fasten; arrest" (11c.), earlier estachier "to attach, fix; stake up, support" (Modern French attacher, also compare Italian attaccare), from a- "to" (see ad-) + base also found in detatch, perhaps from Frankish *stakon "a post, stake" or a similar Germanic word, from Proto-Germanic *stakon- "a stake," from PIE root *steg- (1) "pole, stick" (see stake (n.)).

Meaning "to fasten, affix, connect," which probably is the original sense etymologically, is attested in English from c. 1400. Related: Attached; attaching.

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Definitions of attach from WordNet

attach (v.)
cause to be attached;
attach (v.)
be attached; be in contact with;
attach (v.)
become attached;
The spider's thread attached to the window sill
attach (v.)
create social or emotional ties;
Synonyms: bind / tie / bond
attach (v.)
take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority;
From wordnet.princeton.edu