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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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