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Meaning of “add” in the English Dictionary

"add" in British English

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addverb [I or T]

uk   us   /æd/
A2 to put two or more ​numbers or ​amounts together to get a ​total: If you add (= ​calculate the ​total of) three and four you get seven. It's $45 - $50 if you add in (= ​include) the ​cost of ​postage. Don't ​forget to add onyourtravellingexpenses/add ​yourexpenses on.A2 to put something with something ​else to ​increase the ​number or ​amount or to ​improve the ​whole: Beat the ​butter and ​sugar together and ​slowly add the ​eggs. She's added a Picasso to her ​collection. Her ​colleagues' ​laughter only added to (= ​increased) her ​embarrassment.B1 to say another thing: [+ that] She was ​sad, she said, but added (= said also) that she ​felt she had made the ​rightdecision. [+ speech] "Oh, and ​thank you for all ​yourhelp!" he added as he was ​leaving.

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ADDnoun

uk   us   /ˌeɪ.diːˈdiː/
(Definition of add from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"add" in American English

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addverb [I/T]

 us   /æd/
  • add verb [I/T] (INCREASE)

to put something with something ​else to ​increase the ​number or ​amount or to make it more ​important: [T] Beat the ​butter and ​sugar together, and then add the ​eggs. [T] "Thanks for all ​yourhelp!" he added as he was ​leaving. [I] Factors beyond ​theircontrol added to ​theirsuccess.
  • add verb [I/T] (CALCULATE)

mathematics to ​calculate the ​total of a ​group of ​numbers: [T] If you add three and four you get seven.
added
adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˈæd·ɪd/
He had the added ​disadvantage of being the only man ​present.
(Definition of add from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"add" in Business English

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addverb [T]

uk   us   /æd/
to put something with something else in ​order to ​improve it or ​increase the ​number or ​amount: add sth to sth Investors can add more ​money to the ​fund at any ​time. You can add a ​link to your own ​website.
to put one ​number or ​amount with another in ​order to ​calculate a ​total: add sth to sth You have to add the ​cost of ​postage to the ​subtotal. add sth together So when you add all those ​figures together, that is where 534 comes from.
FINANCE to ​increase in ​value by a particular ​amount, or to make something ​increase in ​value by a particular ​amount: add sth to sth Today its ​shares added 7p to 460p.
(Definition of add from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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