address /əˈdres/ verb [T]
BUILDING DETAILS › to write a name or address on an envelope or parcel: A parcel arrived addressed to Emma.
DEAL WITH › to deal with a problem: We have to address the issue/problem before it gets worse.
SPEAK formal › to speak to someone, or to give a speech to an audience: Today she will be addressing a major conference in London.
address sb as sth formal › to give someone a particular name or title when you speak or write to them: Do you think I should address him as 'Mr Benson' or 'Albert'?