attachment, adherence, adhesion(noun)
faithful support for a cause or political party or religion
"attachment to a formal agenda"; "adherence to a fat-free diet"; "the adhesion of Seville was decisive"
adhesiveness, adhesion, adherence, bond(noun)
the property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition
"the mutual adhesiveness of cells"; "a heated hydraulic press was required for adhesion"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
An attachment is a feeling that binds a person by ties of heart to another person or thing; we speak of a man's adherence to his purpose, his adhesion to his party, or to anything to which he clings tenaciously, tho with no special tenderness; of his attachment to his church, to the old homestead, or to any persons or objects that he may hold dear. Affection expresses more warmth of feeling; we should not speak of a mother's attachment to her babe, but of her affection or of her devotion. Inclination expresses simply a tendency, which may be good or bad, yielded to or overcome; as, an inclination to study; an inclination to drink. Regard is more distant than affection or attachment, but closer and warmer than esteem; we speak of high esteem, kind regard. Compare ACQUAINTANCE; APPENDAGE; FRIENDSHIP; LOVE; UNION.
Attachment of a true man to his friends; attachment to a leader for his nobility of character; the attachments between two persons or things; attachment by muscular fibers, or by a rope, etc.
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