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English definition of “address”


verb [T] (SPEAK TO)   /əˈdres/
to speak or write to someone, or to direct information to someone: The First Lady addressed the meeting briefly. He was generally addressed as “Captain.”
(Definition of address verb (SPEAK TO) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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