add

verb
\ ˈad \
added; adding; adds

Definition of add

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to join or unite so as to bring about an increase or improvement adds 60 acres to his land wine adds a creative touch to cooking
2 : to say further : append Do you have anything else to add to the discussion?
3 : to combine (numbers) into an equivalent simple quantity or number
4 : to include as a member of a group Don't forget to add me in.

intransitive verb

1a : to perform addition
b : to come together or unite by addition The facts added together to support his theory.
2a : to serve as an addition The movie will add to his fame.
b : to make an addition added to her savings

Definition of ADD (Entry 2 of 2)

1 American Dialect Dictionary
2 attention deficit disorder

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Other Words from add

Verb

addable or addible \ ˈa-​də-​bəl \ adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms for add

Synonyms: Verb

adjoin, annex, append, subjoin, tack (on)

Antonyms: Verb

abate, bate, deduct, knock off, remove, subtract, take off

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Examples of add in a Sentence

Verb

She's planning to add some new flowers to the garden. The company is adding over 200 jobs this year. This winter, he added skiing to his list of favorite sports. Add one cup of sugar to the mixture. Next, add the remaining butter to the pan. In this dish, fresh herbs add lots of color and flavor. We can help you add excitement to your vacation. The historical details add depth to his story. She adds a certain amount of experience and authority to the project. When you add three and seven, you get ten.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Amazon has quietly been trying to convince merchants to add it to brick-and-mortar locations, according to the people, something that could allow it to one day challenge Apple Pay. Emily Glazer, WSJ, "Jeff Bezos and Jamie Dimon: Best of Frenemies," 5 Jan. 2019 This dearth of diversity marks a sharp contrast from not only Obama but former Republican President George W. Bush, who pushed his staff to add more people of different backgrounds to the judiciary. Li Zhou, Vox, "Trump has gotten 66 judges confirmed this year. In his second year, Obama had gotten 49.," 27 Dec. 2018 In addition to the web platform—including iOS and Android apps—where users can shop, the company plans to add a Google Chrome extension sometime in 2019. Jeff Andrews, Curbed, "Need money for a down payment on a house? There’s an app for that.," 17 Dec. 2018 For her, the most satisfying part of the craft is adding the finishing touches to each ornament. Kate Bennis, Good Housekeeping, "Watch This Russian Artist Create Gorgeous Hand-Painted Ornaments," 21 Dec. 2018 SoundMagic is one of the best headphone brands to go to when stepping away from the earbuds that came bundled with your phone, and now the company is adding a USB-C model to its lineup. Jon Porter, The Verge, "SoundMagic adds USB-C to its budget earbuds," 20 Dec. 2018 Now, Milwaukee is adding geofencing so that you'll be alerted if a tool leaves a particular area. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, "Milwaukee Adds Geofencing To Track Your Tools," 20 Dec. 2018 Apple is adding a new campus in Austin that can accommodate 15,000 workers. Rani Molla, Recode, "Amazon, Apple and others are expanding out of major tech cities — but mostly to other major tech cities," 20 Dec. 2018 Cut them into small pieces and add to the bowl along with avocado; gently toss to combine. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Lime Tilapia With Citrus-Avocado Salsa," 19 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of add

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

History and Etymology for add

Verb

Middle English adden, borrowed from Anglo-French adder, borrowed from Latin addere, from ad- ad- + -dere "to put, place," going back to a reduced ablaut grade of Indo-European *dheh1- — more at do entry 1

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More Definitions for add

add

verb

English Language Learners Definition of add

: to put (something) with another thing or group of things

: to mix or combine (an ingredient) with other ingredients

: to include (something) with something else

add

verb
\ ˈad \
added; adding

Kids Definition of add

1 : to combine numbers into a single sum
2 : to join or unite to something They plan to add a room to the house.
3 : to cause to have Parsley adds color to the dish.
4 : to say something more The teacher added, “It's not only wrong, it's foolish.”
add up
1 : to be added together to equal the expected amount
2 : to make sense Something about his story doesn't add up.

Medical Definition of add

 (Entry 1 of 2)

adduction; adductor

Medical Definition of ADD (Entry 2 of 2)

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