Antonyms of verb detach

2 of 3 senses of detach

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

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

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

3 senses of detach

Sense 1
detach -- (cause to become detached or separated; take off; "detach the skin from the chicken before you eat it")
       => disconnect -- (make disconnected, disjoin or unfasten)

Sense 2
detach -- (separate (a small unit) from a larger, especially for a special assignment; "detach a regiment")
       => separate, divide -- (make a division or separation)

Sense 3
detach, come off, come away -- (come to be detached; "His retina detached and he had to be rushed into surgery")
       => separate, divide, part -- (come apart; "The two pieces that we had glued separated")

Antonyms of adj detached

6 senses of detached

Sense 1
degage, detached, uninvolved -- (showing lack of emotional involvement; "adopted a degage pose on the arm of the easy chair"- J.S.Perelman; "she may be detached or even unfeeling but at least she's not hypocritically effusive"; "an uninvolved bystander")

INDIRECT (VIA unconcerned) -> concerned -- (feeling or showing worry or solicitude; "concerned parents of youthful offenders"; "was concerned about the future"; "we feel concerned about accomplishing the task at hand"; "greatly concerned not to disappoint a small child")

Sense 2
detached, isolated, separated, set-apart -- (being or feeling set or kept apart from others; "she felt detached from the group"; "could not remain the isolated figure he had been"- Sherwood Anderson; "thought of herself as alone and separated from the others"; "had a set-apart feeling")

INDIRECT (VIA separate) -> joint -- (united or combined; "a joint session of Congress"; "joint owners")

Sense 3
detached, separated -- (no longer connected or joined; "a detached part"; "on one side of the island was a hugh rock, almost detached"; "the separated spacecraft will return to their home bases")

INDIRECT (VIA unconnected) -> connected -- (joined or linked together)

Sense 4
detached (vs. attached) -- (used of buildings; standing apart from others; "detached houses"; "a detached garage")

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

Sense 5
detached, unaffectionate, uncaring -- (lacking affection or warm feeling; "an uncaring person")

INDIRECT (VIA unloving) -> loving -- (feeling or showing love and affection; "loving parents"; "loving glances")

Sense 6
detached, free -- (not fixed in position; "the detached shutter fell on him"; "he pulled his arm free and ran")

INDIRECT (VIA unfixed) -> fixed -- (securely placed or fastened or set; "a fixed piece of wood"; "a fixed resistor")

Similarity of adj detached

6 senses of detached

Sense 1
degage, detached, uninvolved -- (showing lack of emotional involvement; "adopted a degage pose on the arm of the easy chair"- J.S.Perelman; "she may be detached or even unfeeling but at least she's not hypocritically effusive"; "an uninvolved bystander")
       => unconcerned (vs. concerned) -- (lacking in interest or care or feeling; "the average American...is unconcerned that his or her plight is the result of a complex of personal and economic and governmental actions...beyond the normal citizen's comprehension and control"; "blithely unconcerned about his friend's plight")

Sense 2
detached, isolated, separated, set-apart -- (being or feeling set or kept apart from others; "she felt detached from the group"; "could not remain the isolated figure he had been"- Sherwood Anderson; "thought of herself as alone and separated from the others"; "had a set-apart feeling")
       => separate (vs. joint) -- (independent; not united or joint; "a problem consisting of two separate issues"; "they went their separate ways"; "formed a separate church")

Sense 3
detached, separated -- (no longer connected or joined; "a detached part"; "on one side of the island was a hugh rock, almost detached"; "the separated spacecraft will return to their home bases")
       => unconnected (vs. connected) -- (not joined or linked together)

Sense 4
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 5
detached, unaffectionate, uncaring -- (lacking affection or warm feeling; "an uncaring person")
       => unloving (vs. loving) -- (not giving or reciprocating affection)

Sense 6
detached, free -- (not fixed in position; "the detached shutter fell on him"; "he pulled his arm free and ran")
       => unfixed (vs. fixed) -- (not firmly placed or set or fastened)

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