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. Mil.to 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. Law.to take (persons or property) by legal authority.
8. Obs.to 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.