append

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verb ap·pend \ə-ˈpend\

Definition of append

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  attach, affix

  3. 2 :  to add as a supplement or appendix (as in a book)

Examples of append in a sentence

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

Did You Know?

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


First Known Use: 1646


APPEND Defined for English Language Learners

append

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verb ap·pend \ə-ˈpend\

Definition of append for English Language Learners

  • : to add (something) to a piece of writing


APPEND Defined for Kids

append

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verb ap·pend \ə-ˈpend\

Definition of append for Students

appended

appending

  1. :  to add as something extra <append a postscript>



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