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

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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Svay adds that castor oil also works great on your manicure too. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "The 5 Best Benefits of Castor Oil Are Mostly for Your Hair and Skin," 15 Feb. 2019 Presiding over the glamorous evening was the event’s chair, Jean Shafiroff, who added a bit of elegant glitz in an emerald green Oscar de la Renta ball gown. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "Opera Divas and Debutantes: Inside the 64th Annual Viennese Opera Ball," 5 Feb. 2019 Something as simple as adding weather stripping to doors and windows is a relatively inexpensive way to retain your home’s internal temperature, often paying for itself in energy savings within a year. Barbara Eldredge, Curbed, "How to save on utility bills," 25 Jan. 2019 Investing in regular facials or peels can create a smooth, even canvas that doesn’t require many add-ons. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "6 Game-Changing Makeup Ideas for 2019, According to a Celebrity Makeup Artist," 21 Jan. 2019 Reduce speed to low and add flour mixture, mixing until just incorporated. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Chocolate Marshmallow Sandwich Cookies," 14 Jan. 2019 Now Gigabyte’s approach adds an extra element of tuning. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Gigabyte's Aero 15 optimizes itself to save power and push performance," 9 Jan. 2019 To pull off this look, button both top layers all the way up, then add glitzy earrings and a pair of matching white pumps. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "10 Instagram-Worthy Ways to Wear Boyfriend Jeans," 8 Jan. 2019 Make sure to do the math before you book, as paying the fees for add-ons like your seat or extra bag may end up costing more than the $100 or so dollars to upgrade to the next fare class. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "12 Days of Deals: U.S. to Europe from $323 Round-Trip," 20 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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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 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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