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English noun: ADD

1. ADD (state) a condition (mostly in boys) characterized by behavioral and learning disorders

SynonymsADHD, attention deficit disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, hyperkinetic syndrome, MBD, minimal brain damage, minimal brain dysfunction

Broader (hypernym)syndrome

Part holonymhyperactivity

English verb: add

1. add (change) make an addition (to); join or combine or unite with others; increase the quality, quantity, size or scope of

SamplesWe added two students to that dorm room.
She added a personal note to her letter.
Add insult to injury.
Add some extra plates to the dinner table.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)increase

Narrower (hyponym)add on, adjoin, button, butylate, combine, compound, concatenate, enrich, fortify, gild the lily, include, inject, intercalate, mark, milk, mix, mix in, modify, paint the lily, punctuate, put on, put on, qualify, string, string up, stud, supplement, welt, work in

Verb groupadd

Antonymstake away, take out

2. add (communication) state or say further

Samples`It doesn't matter,' he supplied.

ExamplesThey add that there was a traffic accident

Synonymsappend, supply

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)say, state, tell

Narrower (hyponym)insert, slip in, sneak in, stick in, toss in

3. add (possession) bestow a quality on

SamplesHer presence lends a certain cachet to the company.
The music added a lot to the play.
She brings a special atmosphere to our meetings.
This adds a light note to the program.

Synonymsbestow, bring, contribute, impart, lend

Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

Narrower (hyponym)factor, instill, throw in, tinsel, transfuse

4. add (cognition) make an addition by combining numbers

SamplesAdd 27 and 49, please!.

Synonymsadd together

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)calculate, cipher, compute, cypher, figure, reckon, work out

Narrower (hyponym)foot, foot up

Verb groupadd, add together, add up, sum, sum up, summate, tally, tot, tot up, total, tote up

Domain categoryarithmetic

Antonymsdeduct, subtract, take off

5. add (communication) determine the sum of

SamplesAdd all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town.

Synonymsadd together, add up, sum, sum up, summate, tally, tot, tot up, total, tote up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)count, enumerate, number, numerate

Verb groupadd, add together

6. add (stative) constitute an addition

SamplesThis paper will add to her reputation.

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)constitute, form, make

Verb groupadd

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