Meaning of “address” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ T ] us uk /əˈdres/

to write a name or address on an envelope or parcel:

A parcel arrived addressed to Emma.

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'?

(Definition of “address verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)