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address

verb [T]
 
 
/əˈdres/
BUILDING DETAILS to write a name or address on an envelope or parcel: A parcel arrived addressed to Emma.The postal system
DEAL WITH to deal with a problem: We have to address the issue/problem before it gets worse.Dealing with things or peopleActing and actsCoping and not copingTolerating and enduring
SPEAK formal to speak to someone, or to give a speech to an audience: Today she will be addressing a major conference in London.Lecturing and addressing
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'?Names and titles
(Definition of address verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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