append

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verb ap·pend \ ə-ˈpend \

Definition of append

transitive verb
1 :attach, affix
  • appended a diagram to the instructions
2 :to add as a supplement or appendix (as in a book)
  • notes appended to each chapter

Examples of append in a Sentence

  1. append the prefix un- to each of these words

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Add append Onto Your Vocabulary

Append is a somewhat formal word. Lawyers, for example, often speak of appending items to other documents, and lawmakers frequently append small bills to big ones, hoping that everyone will be paying attention only to the main part of the big bill and won't notice. When we append a small separate section to the end of a report or a book, we call it an appendix. But in the early years of e-mail, the words we decided on were attach and attachment, probably because appendixes are thought of as unimportant, whereas the attachment is often the whole reason for sending an e-mail.

Origin and Etymology of append

Latin appendere, to hang, weigh out, from ad- + pendere to weigh — more at pendant


APPEND Defined for Kids

append

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verb ap·pend \ ə-ˈpend \

Definition of append for Students

appended; appending
:to add as something extra
  • append a postscript


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