- vt. 使依附；贴上；系上；使依恋
- vi. 附加；附属；伴随
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前缀at-同ad-，在字母t开头词根前同化为at-. - tach来自stake, 木桩，指固定在木桩上，或钉木桩以宣称所有权，此处s脱落。
- attach:  When English first acquired it, attach meant ‘seize’ or ‘arrest’. It is Germanic in origin, but reached us via Old French atachier. This was an alteration of earlier Old French estachier ‘fasten (with a stake)’, which was based on a hypothetical Germanic *stakōn. The metaphorical meaning ‘arrest’ appears to have arisen in Anglo-Norman, the route by which the word reached English from Old French; the original, literal sense ‘fasten, join’ did not arrive in English until as late as the 18th century, as a reborrowing from modern French attacher.
A similar borrowing of Germanic *stakōn into Italian produced the ancestor of English attack.
=> attack, stake
- attach (v.)
- mid-14c. (mid-13c. in Anglo-Latin), "to take or seize (property or goods) by law," a legal term, from Old French atachier (11c.), earlier estachier "to attach, fix; stake up, support" (Modern French attacher, also compare Italian attaccare), perhaps from a- "to" + Frankish *stakon "a post, stake" or a similar Germanic word (see stake (n.)). Meaning "to fasten, affix, connect" is from c. 1400. Related: Attached; attaching.
- 1. Magistrates will be able to attach conditions when juveniles are remanded.
- 2. Ink particles attach themselves to air bubbles and rise to the surface.
- 3. He said they would attach conditions to the handover of the base.
- 4. It is possible to attach executable program files to e-mail.
- 5. Attach the coupon to the front of your letter.
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