ap·​pend | \ ə-ˈpend How to pronounce append (audio) \
appended; appending; appends

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

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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.

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append the prefix “un-” to each of these words
Recent Examples on the Web The union’s demands boil down to a hashtag, #PutInWriting, which social media users have appended to statements of support for CTU and demands that the city codify certain promises in contract language. Hannah Leone,, "Will Chicago teachers strike again? Union leaders think they have the votes.," 24 Sep. 2019 Apple’s been through that on a larger scale than this; in 2015, some developer forums hosted versions of its Xcode software tool with data-stealing code appended to it, resulting in dozens of infected apps sneaking onto devices. Wired, "How 18 Malware Apps Snuck Into Apple's App Store," 25 Oct. 2019 Correction appended Fall has arrived, but gardening season is far from over. oregonlive, "Is this berry edible? Where to learn to forage for wild plants," 16 Oct. 2019 By the first day of the show at H-Space, three more names had been appended to the bottom. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, "In the galleries: At two Washington spaces, art of a political caliber," 16 Aug. 2019 Pearce's announcement came via a Friday blog post at Blizzard's official site, which was appended with a note from current Blizzard president J. Allen Brack. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Blizzard’s bad-news year continues with another co-founder’s departure," 19 July 2019 The City Council electoral districts are designated on the map appended to this charter amendment and made part hereof. Sharon Coolidge,, "Should some Cincinnati council seats be elected by district? These citizens think so.," 8 Sep. 2019 Kim Sanchez, the owner of Sweet Dixie Kitchen—who happened to be the Popeyes smuggler Tyler had spotted—doubled down on her decision in a response appended to Tyler’s Yelp post. Helen Rosner, The New Yorker, "The Popeyes Chicken Sandwich Is Here to Save America," 20 Aug. 2019 At the next higher tier, a specific village name might be appended; for example, Mâcon-Pierreclos or Mâcon-Vergisson. Fortune, "Wine Drinkers Should Pay More Attention to This Lesser-Known Spot in Burgundy," 10 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of append

circa 1509, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for append

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

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The first known use of append was circa 1509

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3 Dec 2019

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“Append.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 16 December 2019.

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ap·​pend | \ ə-ˈpend How to pronounce append (audio) \
appended; appending

Kids Definition of append

: to add as something extra append a postscript

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