Antonyms of verb attach

2 of 5 senses of attach

Sense 1
attach -- (cause to be attached)
       Antonym of detach (Sense 1)
      => detach -- (cause to become detached or separated; take off; "detach the skin from the chicken before you eat it")

Sense 3
attach -- (become attached; "The spider's thread attached to the window sill")
       Antonym of detach (Sense 3)
      => detach, come off, come away -- (come to be detached; "His retina detached and he had to be rushed into surgery")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb attach

5 senses of attach

Sense 1
attach -- (cause to be attached)
       => connect, link, tie, link up -- (connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces; "Can you connect the two loudspeakers?"; "Tie the ropes together"; "Link arms")

Sense 2
attach -- (be attached; be in contact with)
       => touch, adjoin, meet, contact -- (be in direct physical contact with; make contact; "The two buildings touch"; "Their hands touched"; "The wire must not contact the metal cover"; "The surfaces contact at this point")
          Phrasal Verb-> attach to#2

Sense 3
attach -- (become attached; "The spider's thread attached to the window sill")
       => join, conjoin -- (make contact or come together; "The two roads join here")
          Phrasal Verb-> attach to#1

Sense 4
bind, tie, attach, bond -- (create social or emotional ties; "The grandparents want to bond with the child")
       => relate -- (have or establish a relationship to; "She relates well to her peers")

Sense 5
impound, attach, sequester, confiscate, seize -- (take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority; "The FBI seized the drugs"; "The customs agents impounded the illegal shipment"; "The police confiscated the stolen artwork")
       => take -- (take into one's possession; "We are taking an orphan from Romania"; "I'll take three salmon steaks")

Antonyms of adj attached

4 senses of attached

Sense 1
affiliated, attached, connected -- (being joined in close association; "affiliated clubs"; "all art schools whether independent or attached to universities")

INDIRECT (VIA related) -> unrelated -- (lacking a logical or causal relation)

Sense 2
attached (vs. detached) -- (used of buildings joined by common sidewalls; "a block of attached houses")

detached (vs. attached) -- (used of buildings; standing apart from others; "detached houses"; "a detached garage")
        => freestanding, separate -- (standing apart; not attached to or supported by anything; "a freestanding bell tower"; "a house with a separate garage")
        => semidetached -- (attached on one side only; "a semidetached house")

Sense 3
attached (vs. unattached), committed -- (associated in an exclusive sexual relationship)

unattached (vs. attached), uncommitted -- (not associated in an exclusive sexual relationship)
        => unengaged, unpledged, unpromised -- (not promised in marriage; "continued seeing him but on an unengaged basis")

Sense 4
attached -- (fond and affectionate; "she was very attached to her father")

INDIRECT (VIA loving) -> unloving -- (not giving or reciprocating affection)

Similarity of adj attached

4 senses of attached

Sense 1
affiliated, attached, connected -- (being joined in close association; "affiliated clubs"; "all art schools whether independent or attached to universities")
       => related (vs. unrelated), related to -- (being connected either logically or causally or by shared characteristics ; "painting and the related arts"; "school-related activities"; "related to micelle formation is the...ability of detergent actives to congregate at oil-water interfaces")

Sense 2
attached (vs. detached) -- (used of buildings joined by common sidewalls; "a block of attached houses")

Sense 3
attached (vs. unattached), committed -- (associated in an exclusive sexual relationship)
       => bespoken, betrothed -- (pledged to be married; "the engaged couple")
       => intended -- (future; betrothed; "his intended bride")
       => involved -- (emotionally involved)
          Also See-> loving#1

Sense 4
attached -- (fond and affectionate; "she was very attached to her father")
       => loving (vs. unloving) -- (feeling or showing love and affection; "loving parents"; "loving glances")

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