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Definition of Address

Address

  1. To aim; to direct.
  2. To prepare or make ready.
  3. Reflexively: To prepare one's self; to apply one's skill or energies (to some object); to betake.
  4. To clothe or array; to dress.
  5. To direct, as words (to any one or any thing); to make, as a speech, petition, etc. (to any one, an audience).
  6. To direct speech to; to make a communication to, whether spoken or written; to apply to by words, as by a speech, petition, etc., to speak to; to accost.
  7. To direct in writing, as a letter; to superscribe, or to direct and transmit; as, he addressed a letter.
  8. To make suit to as a lover; to court; to woo.
  9. To consign or intrust to the care of another, as agent or factor; as, the ship was addressed to a merchant in Baltimore.
  10. To prepare one's self.
  11. To direct speech.
  12. Act of preparing one's self.
  13. Act of addressing one's self to a person; verbal application.
  14. A formal communication, either written or spoken; a discourse; a speech; a formal application to any one; a petition; a formal statement on some subject or special occasion; as, an address of thanks, an address to the voters.
  15. Direction or superscription of a letter, or the name, title, and place of residence of the person addressed.
  16. Manner of speaking to another; delivery; as, a man of pleasing or insinuating address.
  17. Attention in the way one's addresses to a lady.
  18. Skill; skillful management; dexterity; adroitness.

Address Quotations

If we want to address global warming, along with the other environmental problems associated with our continued rush to burn our precious fossil fuels as quickly as possible, we must learn to use our resources more wisely, kick our addiction, and quickly start turning to sources of energy that have fewer negative impacts.
David Suzuki

If you are building a culture where honest expectations are communicated and peer accountability is the norm, then the group will address poor performance and attitudes.
Henry Cloud

I don't have problems with people, because if I do, I address it.
Wiz Khalifa

Through basic science literacy, people can understand the policy choices we need to be making. Scientists are not necessarily the greatest communicators, but science and communication is one of the fundamentals we need to address. People are interested.
James Murdoch

Secure our borders first. Let us know and let us make sure the American people know that we're taking care of the important business of dealing with the illegal immigration into this country. You cannot begin to address the concerns of the people who are already here unless and until you have made certain that no more are coming in behind them.
Michael Steele
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Address Translations

address in Afrikaans is adres, toespreek, adresseer
address in Danish is adresse
address in Dutch is adresseren
address in Finnish is osoite
address in German is Anschrift {m}, Adresse {f}
address in Italian is rivolgere la parola, indirizzo, nominativo
address in Latin is oratio, aggredior, adicio
address in Norwegian is adresse
address in Swedish is tilltala, adress, utanskrift, rikta, adressera
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