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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 At·tach v. t. [imp. & p. p. Attached p. pr. & vb. n. Attaching.]
 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.
    The shoulder blade is . . . attached only to the muscles.   --Paley.
    A huge stone to which the cable was attached.   --Macaulay.
 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.
 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.
    Incapable of attaching a sensible man.   --Miss Austen.
    God . . . by various ties attaches man to man.   --Cowper.
 4. To connect, in a figurative sense; to ascribe or attribute; to affix; -- with to; as, to attach great importance to a particular circumstance.
    Top this treasure a curse is attached.   --Bayard Taylor.
 5. To take, seize, or lay hold of. [Obs.]
 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, 4.
    The earl marshal attached Gloucester for high treason.   --Miss Yonge.
 Attached column Arch., a column engaged in a wall, so that only a part of its circumference projects from it.
 Syn: -- To affix; bind; tie; fasten; connect; conjoin; subjoin; annex; append; win; gain over; conciliate.