English verb: attach
|1.||attach (contact) cause to be attached|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----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|
|2.||attach (contact) be attached; be in contact with|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s|
|Broader (hypernym)||adjoin, contact, meet, touch|
|Narrower (hyponym)||leech onto|
|3.||attach (contact) become attached|
|Samples||The spider's thread attached to the window sill.|
|Pattern of use||Something 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|
|Antonyms||come away, come off, detach|
|4.||attach (social) create social or emotional ties|
|Samples||The grandparents want to bond with the child.|
|Synonyms||bind, bond, tie|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s somebody|
|Narrower (hyponym)||befriend, fixate|
|5.||attach (possession) take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority|
|Samples||The FBI seized the drugs.|
The customs agents impounded the illegal shipment.
The police confiscated the stolen artwork.
|Synonyms||confiscate, impound, seize, sequester|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something|
|Narrower (hyponym)||condemn, distrain, garnish, garnishee|