Pronunciation: (u-tach'), [key]
1. to fasten or affix; join; connect: to attach a photograph to an application with a staple.
2. to join in action or function; make part of: to attach oneself to a group.
3. place on temporary duty with or in assistance to a military unit.
4. to include as a quality or condition of something: One proviso is attached to this legacy.
5. to assign or attribute: to attach significance to a gesture.
6. to bind by ties of affection or regard: You always attach yourself to people who end up hurting you.
7. take (persons or property) by legal authority.
8. lay hold of; seize.

to adhere; pertain; belong (usually fol. by to or upon): No blame attaches to him.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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