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English definition of “address”

address

verb [T]
 
 
/əˈdres/
[usually passive] to write an address on an envelope or package so it can be sent to the person who has that address: be addressed to sb/sth Make sure that your package is addressed to the correct department. a stamped addressed envelope
to speak to a group of people, especially in a meeting or formal event: He addressed a group of forty industrialists and politicians.
to speak to someone in a particular way or using a particular name: address sb as sth She addressed him as Mr Clifford.
to deal with a particular problem or need: It is time to address the budget deficit.address a problem/issue How does the organization address the problems identified?address a need He was impressed with the business plan because it addressed a real need.
(Definition of address verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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