address
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noun
1 where you live/work
ADJECTIVE
home, private
business
contact

Please leave a contact address.

forwarding, return

There was no return address on the back of the envelope.

mailing, postal (esp. BrE), snail-mail
billing
full

Please write your full postal address.

false, wrong

He gave a false address to the police.

correct, right
useful
secret
VERB + ADDRESS
give, leave, write
ADDRESS + NOUN
book
PREPOSITION
at a/the address

I'm afraid there's nobody called Williams at this address.

PHRASES
a change of address

Please inform us of any change of address.

name and address
no fixed address

a man of no fixed address

2 in computing
ADJECTIVE
email

What's your email address?

Internet, Web, website
3 speech
ADJECTIVE
short
commencement (AmE), farewell (esp. AmE), inaugural, keynote, opening
welcoming
public

a public address system

radio, televised, television
election
presidential
VERB + ADDRESS
deliver, give

The Secretary General delivered the keynote address at the conference.

PREPOSITION
in a/the address

He gave details of the policy in an address to party members.

address by

an address by the Dean of the University

address to

a radio address to the nation

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verb
1 write name and address
ADVERB
correctly, properly (BrE)
personally

The president did not reply to my letter although I addressed it to him personally.

PREPOSITION
to
2 say sth to sb
ADVERB
by name, directly

She did not address him by name.

He never addressed her directly.

PREPOSITION
to

He addressed his comments to the chairman.

3 deal with problem
ADVERB
directly, explicitly, specifically
fully
adequately

These concerns were not adequately addressed in the report.

successfully
VERB + ADDRESS
seek to

the problems we are seeking to address

fail to
PHRASES
address yourself to sth

The authors of the book address themselves to the question of unemployment.

Address is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑article, ↑chapter, ↑conference, ↑essay, ↑report
Address is used with these nouns as the object: ↑argument, ↑aspect, ↑audience, ↑bias, ↑cause, ↑chair, ↑challenge, ↑class, ↑complaint, ↑complexity, ↑congregation, ↑congress, ↑convention, ↑correspondence, ↑crisis, ↑criticism, ↑crowd, ↑deficit, ↑disagreement, ↑disparity, ↑divide, ↑envelope, ↑failing, ↑gap, ↑gathering, ↑grievance, ↑imbalance, ↑impact, ↑implication, ↑inequality, ↑issue, ↑letter, ↑limitation, ↑matter, ↑meeting, ↑misconception, ↑need, ↑objection, ↑paradox, ↑parliament, ↑point, ↑problem, ↑question, ↑rally, ↑remark, ↑risk, ↑role, ↑session, ↑shortage, ↑shortcoming, ↑situation, ↑subject, ↑theme, ↑threat, ↑topic, ↑vulnerability, ↑weakness

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