add

verb
\ ˈad How to pronounce add (audio) \
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 How to pronounce addible (audio) \ adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms for add

Synonyms: Verb

Antonyms: Verb

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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 Gathering millions more checking account customers means that those extra households will add to revenues by taking out more credit card, car, and home loans over time. Shawn Tully, Fortune, "Bank of America just ended a weak quarter—but there were 3 little-noticed bright spots," 18 Oct. 2020 But as climate change continues to fuel dry conditions in the American West, many experts say it’s long past time to shift the focus back to managing healthy forests that can better withstand fire and add to a more sustainable future. NBC News, "Decades of mismanagement led to choked forests — now it's time to clear them out, fire experts say," 18 Oct. 2020 When sharing your thoughts about other people, try to use less force and add more understanding and softness. Tarot Astrologers, chicagotribune.com, "Daily horoscope for October 18, 2020," 18 Oct. 2020 InsidiousRex1 likes to whip the egg whites first and then add the egg yolks back in to combine. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, "Readers share their favorite ways to make scrambled eggs," 16 Oct. 2020 In a medium sauté pan, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium heat, then add butter. Alexander Lobrano, WSJ, "How a Top Paris Chef Cooks at Home," 15 Oct. 2020 Toss carrots on the hot sheet with 1 tablespoon oil, then add coriander and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Kate Merker, Good Housekeeping, "Coriander-Maple Glazed Carrots," 13 Oct. 2020 Use a light sandpaper to knock off any fibers, then add a thin layer of paste wax to smooth the surface. Mark Melonas, Popular Mechanics, "Make This Concrete Dish So You Never Misplace Your Keys Again," 10 Oct. 2020 This academic year will be used to prepare for expansion; then the program will add five nursing master’s students for 2021-22 and each of the next three school years. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, "North County School News, Oct. 8," 8 Oct. 2020

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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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Time Traveler for add

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The first known use of add was in the 14th century

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Last Updated

21 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Add.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/add. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for add

add

verb
How to pronounce ADD (audio)

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 How to pronounce add (audio) \
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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