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address

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1 a usually formal discourse delivered to an audience

  • George Washingtonʼs Farewell Address
  • a papal address
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2 the way or manner in which one conducts oneself

  • a gentleman with all of poise and social address that one would expect of someone coming from old money
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tact, address, poise, savoir faire mean skill and grace in dealing with others. tact implies delicate and considerate perception of what is appropriate.
    • questions showing a lack of tact
address stresses dexterity and grace in dealing with new and trying situations and may imply success in attaining one's ends.
    • brought it off with remarkable address
poise may imply both tact and address but stresses self-possession and ease in meeting difficult situations.
    • answered the accusations with unruffled poise
savoir faire is likely to stress worldly experience and a sure awareness of what is proper or expedient.
    • the savoir faire of a seasoned traveler

address

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1 to deal with (something) usually skillfully or efficiently

  • the problem will only get worse if you don't address it now
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come to grips with, have a grip on

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2 to occupy (oneself) diligently or with close attention

  • please address yourself to what Iʼm saying and not to the television
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get cracking, get one's act together, get with it, turn one's hand (or turn a hand)

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3 to transmit information or requests to

  • you may address the manager about your problems tomorrow
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get hold of, get in touch with (or keep), touch base (with)



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