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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Also like the other coupe models, three different Lightweight Sport packages are available, adding varoius exterior and interior design elements (such as houndstooth seats!), lightweight 22-inch wheels, and a carbon-fiber roof. Daniel Golson, Car and Driver, "The 2020 Porsche Cayenne S Coupe Would Get Goldilocks's Approval," 14 May 2019 Recent swings in the stock market are threatening to unravel multibillion-dollar bets that rely on calm markets, potentially adding to investors’ jitters over the past week. Akane Otani, WSJ, "Volatility in Stocks Could Unravel Bets on Calm Markets," 12 May 2019 My siblings never expressed discomfort with fasting during Ramadan, so the idea of adding more to the list that made me the shame of the bunch just wasn’t in the cards. Imani Bashir, Teen Vogue, "How I Learned to Love Ramadan," 10 May 2019 Because there's less of arch, this helps add to the illusion of having bigger, brighter eyes. Glamour, "I Went to Meghan Markle's Favorite Brow Place and Learned So Many Secrets," 10 May 2019 Former editor and jeweler Elizabeth Locke has been collecting micromosaics for years, at first updating them in her own settings to sell, then adding them to her personal collection of more than 100 pieces. Parker Bowie Larson, ELLE Decor, "These Micromosaic Pendants and Tea Sets Are Incredible," 10 May 2019 Jo's latest Instagram post revealed the farmhouse chic update added to a home in Waco, Texas courtesy of Magnolia Realty. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "Joanna Gaines Just Posted a Brand New Kitchen Renovation to Her Instagram," 8 May 2019 Raw snap peas add freshness and crunch to classic chicken breast. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Seared Coconut-Lime Chicken with Snap Pea Slaw," 6 May 2019 Recently, Papinchak added to his Wright collection, transporting the Lindholm House from Cloquet, Minnesota, to Polymath Park. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "A Frank Lloyd Wright resort in Pennsylvania adds a new home," 3 May 2019

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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

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