In jukugo, 付 is usually written in HIRAGANA, whereas the other kanji of the jukugo are still written in kanji. Why?
It is FUCKED up to glue yourself to a person (your ex???) just to stick to her.
|( を ) つ*ける||
I attach something
|( が ) つ＊く||
Something gets attached
find (your car keys that you thought you'd lost)ー BOOBOO: you don't use 見つける about things you're discovering for the first time. That's 発見 (はっけん）!
Usually used like 今、誰かつきあってる？ ('Are you seeing anyone now?') Ｓｔａｌｉｎと付き合ってる. ('I'm dating Stalin.')
the reception desk in an office.
to belatedly realize something - d'oh! (also pronounced 気がついた）
clean up the room or desk. Not just sweep the floor but like straighten up all the papers, put the pens in a row, etc.
to encourage someone
|に or が 近付く||
to draw close to a physical destination or a goal.
attatch (a file to your email) (read the attached instructions)
|代||generation / instead of||dot is on the outside|
|付||stick to||GLUE - dot is on the inside!||寸|
"Stick to" is the only kanji where the dot is on the inside, so you could think of it as a dot of GLUE making the left and right right radicals stick to each other.