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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



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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