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address verb

1 write name and address

ADV. correctly, properly | personally The minister did not reply to my letter although I addressed it to him personally.

PREP. to

PHRASES a stamped addressed envelope Please send a stamped addressed envelope and we will send you a copy of our brochure.

2 say sth to sb

ADV. by name, directly She did not address him by name. He never addressed her directly.

PREP. to He addressed his comments to the chairman.

3 deal with problem

ADV. directly, explicitly, specifically | fully | adequately These concerns were not adequately addressed in the report. | successfully

VERB + ADDRESS seek to the problems we are seeking to address | fail to

PHRASES address yourself to sth The authors of the book address themselves to the question of unemployment.