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English definition of “address”


verb [T] (WRITE DETAILS)    /əˈdres/
C2 to write a name or address on an envelope or parcel : The parcel was wrongly addressed. So why did you open a letter that was addressed to me?Delivering and despatching
(Definition of address verb (WRITE DETAILS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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