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  1. ad·dress
    IPA[əˈdres]
  2. noun

    verb

    • 1. write the name and address of the intended recipient on (an envelope, letter, or package):

      I addressed my letter to him personally
    • 2. speak to (a person or an assembly), typically in a formal way:

      she addressed an audience of the most important Shawnee chiefs they addressed themselves to my father
      Synonym : talk to, give a talk to, give an address to, speak to, make a speech to, lecture, give a lecture to, hold forth to, give a discourse to, give a dissertation to, give an oration to, declaim to, preach to, deliver a sermon to, give a sermon to, sermonize, speechify to, preachify to, spout to, jaw to, sound off to, spiel to, drone on to
    • 3. name someone in a specified way when talking or writing:

      she addressed my father as ‘Mr. Stevens
      Synonym : greet, hail, salute, speak to, write to, talk to, make conversation with, approach, name, call, describe, designate, denominate
    • 4. say or write remarks or a protest to (someone):

      address your complaints to the Board of Review
    • 5. think about and begin to deal with (an issue or problem):

      a fundamental problem has still to be addressed
      Synonym : attend to, tackle, see to, deal with, confront, grapple with, attack, buckle down to, get to grips with, embark on, settle down to, direct one's attention to, turn to, get down to, concentrate on, focus on, apply oneself to, devote oneself to, turn one's hand to, try to deal with, try to sort out, take up, take in hand, undertake, engage in, become involved in, get stuck into, get cracking on, get weaving on, have a crack at, have a go at, have a shot at, have a stab at
    • 6. take up one's stance and prepare to hit (the ball):

      ensure that your weight is evenly spread when you address the ball
      Synonym : take aim at, aim at, face
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: address, plural noun: addresses

    • v.: verb: address, 3rd person present: addresses, gerund or present participle: addressing, past tense: addressed, past participle: addressed

    • noun

      the particulars of the place where someone lives or an organization is situated:

      the place where someone lives or an organization is situated:

    • verb

      write the name and address of the intended recipient on (an envelope, letter, or parcel):

      speak to (a person or an assembly):

    • adjective

      (of an envelope or parcel) bearing the name and address of the intended recipient:
    • adjective

      (of an envelope or parcel) bearing the name and address of the intended recipient:
    • noun

      a book for recording the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of friends, businesses, etc.

      a facility on a computer or mobile phone which allows a user to store details of their personal contacts.

    • a speech delivered on November 19, 1863, by President Abraham Lincoln at the dedication of the national cemetery on the site of the Battle of Gettysburg.
    • noun

      the address to which a person's mail should be sent:
    • noun

      a unique string of characters that identifies each computer using the Internet Protocol to communicate over a network.
    • noun

      a text box in a web browser displaying the address of the web page that is currently being viewed.
    • noun

      the address of one's home:

      the place where one lives permanently:

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