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2. add

make an addition (to); join or combine or unite with others; increase the quality, quantity, size or scope of

Example Sentences:
'We added two students to that dorm room'
'She added a personal note to her letter'
'Add insult to injury'
'Add some extra plates to the dinner table'

3. add, append, supply

state or say further

Example Sentences:
'It doesn't matter,' he supplied'

4. add, bestow, bring, contribute, impart, lend

bestow a quality on

Example Sentences:
'Her presence lends a certain cachet to the company'
'The music added a lot to the play'
'She brings a special atmosphere to our meetings'
'This adds a light note to the program'

5. add, add together

make an addition by combining numbers

Example Sentences:
'Add 27 and 49, please!'

6. add, add together, add up, sum, sum up, summate, tally, tot, tot up, total, tote up

determine the sum of

Example Sentences:
'Add all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town'

7. add

constitute an addition

Example Sentences:
'This paper will add to her reputation'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of add
to combine (two or more numbers or quantities) by addition
2. (transitive; foll by to)
to increase (a number or quantity) by another number or quantity using addition
3. (transitive; often foll by to)
to join (something) to something else in order to increase the size, quantity, effect, or scope; unite (with)
to add insult to injury
4. (intransitive; foll by to)
to have an extra and increased effect (on)
her illness added to his worries
5. (transitive)
to say or write further
6. (transitive; foll by in)
to include
7. informal
an instance of adding someone to one's list of contacts on some social networking sites
abbreviation for
attention deficit disorder

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American Dialect Dictionary
attention-deficit (hyperactivity) disorder
verb transitive
to join or unite (something) to something else so as to increase the quantity, number, size, etc. or change the total effect
to add a wing to the building, to add seasoning to the sauce
to state further
to combine (numbers) into a sum; calculate the total of
verb intransitive
to cause an increase; be an addition (to)
this adds to my pleasure
to find a sum by doing arithmetic
let there be added; add

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of add
attention deficit disorder
v. add·ed, add·ing, adds
1. To join or combine (numbers) through addition: If you add 5 and 10 and 17, the result is 32. If you add 6 to 8, you get 14.
2. To join or unite so as to increase in size, quantity, quality, or scope: added 12 inches to the deck; flowers that added beauty to the dinner table.
3. To say or write further.
1. To find a sum in arithmetic.
a. To constitute an addition: an exploit that will add to her reputation.
b. To create or make an addition: gradually added to my meager savings.

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