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    • [noun uh-dres, ad-res; verb uh-dres]
    • /noun əˈdrɛs, ˈæd rɛs; verb əˈdrɛs/
    • /əˈdres/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [noun uh-dres, ad-res; verb uh-dres]
    • /noun əˈdrɛs, ˈæd rɛs; verb əˈdrɛs/

Definitions of addressed word

  • noun addressed a speech or written statement, usually formal, directed to a particular group of persons: the president's address on the state of the economy. 1
  • noun addressed a direction as to the intended recipient, written on or attached to a piece of mail. 1
  • noun addressed the place or the name of the place where a person, organization, or the like is located or may be reached: What is your address when you're in Des Moines? 1
  • noun addressed manner of speaking to persons; personal bearing in conversation. 1
  • noun addressed skillful and expeditious management; ready skill; dispatch: to handle a matter with address. 1
  • noun addressed Computers. a label, as an integer, symbol, or other set of characters, designating a location, register, etc., where information is stored in computer memory. a set of characters designating an email account: Her email address ends in “.net,” not “.com.”. a set of characters designating the location of a website or a particular computer or other device on a network: He visits that website so often that its complete address comes up whenever he types its first letter into the address bar. See also URL. 1

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Origin of addressed

First appearance:

before 1300
One of the 15% oldest English words
1300-50; Middle English adressen to adorn < Middle French adresser. See a-5, dress

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Parts of speech for Addressed


addressed popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 96% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for addressed

noun addressed

  • talked — to communicate or exchange ideas, information, etc., by speaking: to talk about poetry.
  • discoursed — communication of thought by words; talk; conversation: earnest and intelligent discourse.
  • lectured — a speech read or delivered before an audience or class, especially for instruction or to set forth some subject: a lecture on Picasso's paintings.
  • reported — an account or statement describing in detail an event, situation, or the like, usually as the result of observation, inquiry, etc.: a report on the peace conference; a medical report on the patient.
  • homed — a house, apartment, or other shelter that is the usual residence of a person, family, or household.

verb addressed

  • directed — proceeding in a straight line or by the shortest course; straight; undeviating; not oblique: a direct route.
  • forwarded — toward or at a place, point, or time in advance; onward; ahead: to move forward; from this day forward; to look forward.
  • delivered — to carry and turn over (letters, goods, etc.) to the intended recipient or recipients: to deliver mail; to deliver a package.
  • dispatched — to send off or away with speed, as a messenger, telegram, body of troops, etc.
  • referred — to direct for information or anything required: He referred me to books on astrology.

Antonyms for addressed

verb addressed

  • held — simple past tense and a past participle of hold1 .
  • kept — simple past tense and past participle of keep.
  • received — generally or traditionally accepted; conventional; standard: a received moral idea.
  • retained — to keep possession of.
  • avoided — to keep away from; keep clear of; shun: to avoid a person; to avoid taxes; to avoid danger.

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