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address

ad·dress

address

 
pronunciation:
dres
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a formal speech, lecture, or other communication.
We listened carefully to the President's address.
synonyms:
lecture, oration, speech, talk
similar words:
declamation, discourse, eulogy, sermon
definition 2: the place where one resides, designated by the number and name of street or road and the name of city, state, or province.
The child was lost and didn't know her exact address.The package had been sent to the wrong address.
similar words:
domicile, dwelling, home, house, lodging, residence
definition 3: such information used on mailed correspondence.
The address goes on the front of the envelope.
similar words:
whereabouts
definition 4: personal manner of conversing with others.
I find him somewhat brusque in his address.
synonyms:
air, manner
similar words:
approach, bearing, comportment, demeanor, deportment, mien, port
definition 5: skill in handling or managing anything.
She completed the job with her usual address.
synonyms:
adroitness, expertise, facility, skill
antonyms:
ineptitude, maladroitness
similar words:
approach, dexterity, faculty, ingenuity, knack, mastery
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: addressed, addresses, addressing
definition 1: to communicate with; speak to.
When he said that, he was addressing me, not you.The President will address the full Congress next week.
synonyms:
speak to, talk to
similar words:
aim, cast, direct, greet, hail, halloo, lecture, treat
definition 2: to direct attention to; deal with or be concerned with.
The council boldly addressed problems that had been ignored in the past.The mayor promised to address the issue during his first year in office.
synonyms:
deal with
antonyms:
avoid, ignore, shun
similar words:
tackle, talk, turn
definition 3: to write the details of location on, for delivery.
I addressed the letter to him in Paris.
similar words:
direct, label, route
definition 4: to direct the attention or speech of.
He addressed himself to the issue.
synonyms:
devote, direct
similar words:
apply
derivation: addresser (n.)
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