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pronunciation:
aed
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
add up
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: added, adding, adds
definition 1: to combine (something) with something else, often to increase the quantity of the latter, or to improve it or make it more complete.
Add the sugar to the mixture a little at a time.He wants to add this stamp to his collection.You should add more salt to this soup.
antonyms:
deduct, discount, remove, subtract, take
similar words:
affix, annex, append, attach, combine, connect, join, subjoin, tack on, tag, unite
definition 2: to find the total of (often fol. by up).
If you add up all the numbers, you get 200 as your answer.
synonyms:
sum, tally, total
similar words:
count, enumerate, number, ring up, score, tot up
definition 3: to say or write beyond what has already been said or written.
"And don't come back!" she added angrily.
synonyms:
append, supplement, tack on
antonyms:
delete, remove
similar words:
affix, annex, suffix, tag
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to perform the mathematical operation of addition.
The mistake is that you added here instead of subtracting.
synonyms:
total
antonyms:
subtract
similar words:
tally
definition 2: to make the correct total or expected result (often fol. by up).
9 and 9 and 9 add up to 27
synonyms:
figure
similar words:
compute, reckon, tally
definition 3: to increase (fol. by to).
The children's screaming added to the confusion.
antonyms:
deduct, derogate
similar words:
increase
phrase: add up
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-.