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Adjective: addressed  u'drest
  1. (of mail) marked with a destination
    "I throw away all mail addressed to 'resident'"
Verb: address  u'dres or 'a,dres
  1. Speak to
    "He addressed the crowd outside the window";
    - turn to
     
  2. Give a speech to
    "The chairman addressed the board of trustees";
    - speak
     
  3. Put an address on (an envelope)
    - direct
     
  4. Direct a question at someone
     
  5. Give attention to something; direct efforts towards something, such as how to solve a problem
    "We need to address this issue first"
     
  6. Greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name
    "He always addresses me with 'Sir'";
    - call
     
  7. (computing) access or locate by address
     
  8. Act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression
    "The course addressed all of Western Civilization";
    - cover, treat, handle, plow [N. Amer], deal, plough [Brit, Cdn]
     
  9. Speak to someone
    - accost, come up to, nobble [Brit], buttonhole
     
  10. (golf) adjust and aim (a golf ball) at in preparation of hitting

See also: self-addressed

Type of: access, adjust, aim, align, aline [non-standard], apply, broach, come, come up, communicate, direct, employ, initiate, intercommunicate, label, line up, place, point, target, use, utilise [Brit], utilize

Antonym: unaddressed

Encyclopedia: Address