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add

 
pronunciation:
aed
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part of speech: verb
inflections: added, adding, adds
definition 1: to put on or with something else to make it larger or better.
I always add sugar to my tea.She added a new doll to her collection.
antonyms:
deduct, remove, subtract
similar words:
attach, combine, connect, join, unite
definition 2: to use mathematics to find the total of two or more numbers.
You made a mistake when you added 19 and 24.You need to add all the numbers.
synonyms:
tally
similar words:
count, ring up, score
definition 3: to put numbers together; to perform addition.
My little brother is just learning how to add.The mistake is that you added instead of subtracting.
similar words:
tally
Homophone Note
The words add and ad sound alike but have different meanings.
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Word Parts
The word add contains the following part:
ad- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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Originally a Latin preposition and prefix, ad- occurs in English in Latin loanwords. It has multiple forms, as the final 'd' sound in ad- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See its assimilated forms: ac-, af-, ag-1, al-, an-, ap-, ar-, as-, and at-.