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English verb: attach

1. attach (contact) cause to be attached


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)connect, link, link up, tie


Narrower (hyponym)add on, affix, affix, affix, append, append, band, bell, bind, catch, clip, couple, couple on, couple up, enter, fasten, fasten, fix, fix, fixate, glue, hang on, harness, hinge, hitch, hook up, infix, insert, introduce, label, limber, limber up, link, mark, mount, nail, paste, peg, peg down, pin down, pin up, ring, saddle, secure, stick on, supplement, tack, tack on, tackle, tag, tag on, tape, tether, yoke, yoke


Causeattach


Antonymsdetach

2. attach (contact) be attached; be in contact with


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)adjoin, contact, meet, touch


Narrower (hyponym)leech onto

3. attach (contact) become attached


SamplesThe spider's thread attached to the window sill.


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Something ----s to somebody.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)conjoin, join


Narrower (hyponym)adhere, agglutinate, bind, bond, fasten, hold fast, implant, spat, stick, stick to


Antonymscome away, come off, detach

4. attach (social) create social or emotional ties


SamplesThe grandparents want to bond with the child.


Synonymsbind, bond, tie


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)relate


Narrower (hyponym)befriend, fixate

5. attach (possession) take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority


SamplesThe FBI seized the drugs.
The customs agents impounded the illegal shipment.
The police confiscated the stolen artwork.


Synonymsconfiscate, impound, seize, sequester


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)take


Narrower (hyponym)condemn, distrain, garnish, garnishee


Verb groupsequester









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