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"add" in British English

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addverb [I or T]

uk   /æd/ 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 on your travelling expenses/add your expenses 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 right decision. [+ speech] "Oh, and thank you for all your help!" he added as he was leaving.

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ADDnoun

uk   /ˌeɪ.diːˈdiː/ 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 your help!" he added as he was leaving. [I] Factors beyond their control added to their success.
  • 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)

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addverb [T]

uk   /æd/ us  
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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