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address

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1 a usually formal discourse delivered to an audience
  • George Washington's 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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address

verb

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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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2 to occupy (oneself) diligently or with close attention
  • please address yourself to what I'm saying and not to the television

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3 to transmit information or requests to
  • you may address the manager about your problems tomorrow

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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

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The first known use of address was in the 14th century

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“Address.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/address. Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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