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 Riley said cornhole was added to the event in 2016. Lois Szymanski, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Central Carroll: Maryland Microbrewery Festival setting a new record with 20 brewers lined up," 17 Sep. 2019 Nani netted three goals and added an assist during the last two weeks, leading the team to back-to-back comeback draws to keep the Lions’ faint playoff hopes alive. Julia Poe, Pro Soccer USA, "Nani praises growth of Orlando City as the captain flourishes in final stretch of season," 17 Sep. 2019 Advertising The Department of Energy said no additional material would be added to the waste storage site in Idaho. Keith Ridler, The Seattle Times, "Agency could keep Three Mile Island nuclear debris in Idaho," 16 Sep. 2019 By default, events can be added to Google Calendar from an email with event details, such as dinner reservations or an upcoming flight. Ken Colburn, azcentral, "Google Calendar users are being tricked by this sneaky scam," 16 Sep. 2019 Crew, cast, and concept all check out; add in the fact that rotoscoping is truly rare on episodic television, and the show seems likely to be Amazon's next gotta-see curveball. Wired, "The 11 Best New TV Shows Coming This Fall," 16 Sep. 2019 Pomegranate juice adds ghoulish appeal to this pitcher-perfect Witch's Potion made with lemonade, lemon-lime soda, and red decorating gel. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Witch's Potion," 13 Sep. 2019 With 30,000 reviews on Amazon, most users love this diffuser for aromatherapy and to add a bit more humidity at night next to a bed. Paige Szmodis, Popular Mechanics, "Breathe Easier With One of These 8 Best Humidifiers," 13 Sep. 2019 Venardos began to add more festivals and fairs little by little and finally started selling tickets within three years. Kristina Goetz, The Courier-Journal, "The 'little circus with a big dream' brings 'oohs' and 'ahhs' to Louisville," 13 Sep. 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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The first known use of add was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Add.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adds. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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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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