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English definition of “attach”

attach

verb [T]
 
 
/əˈtætʃ/
to fasten or join one thing to something else: attach sth to sth I attached a note to the report and left it in his office.
IT to connect a piece of computer equipment to another: attach sth to sth Use this cable to attach the printer to the computer. The client software can be stored on one central computer that is attached to the network.
IT, COMMUNICATIONS to send a document, picture, etc. with an email or letter: I attach a copy of this month's report which includes figures for the last quarter.
HR, WORKPLACE if someone is attached to a department or company, they are sent to work there temporarily for a particular purpose: Tom was attached to the Marketing Department for six months.
to include something, or to make something a part of something: attach sth to sth There were strict conditions attached to the settlement. I need to be certain that there are no risks attached to this decision.
LAW to take someone's property or money by law to help pay their debts: The county may have the right to attach property to satisfy a tax debt.
(Definition of attach from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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