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vb. To aim; to direct. To prepare or make ready. Reflexively: To prepare one's self; to apply one's skill or energies (to some object); to betake. To clothe or array; to dress. To direct, as words (to anyone or anything); to make, as a speech, petition, etc. (to anyone, an audience).To direct speech to; to make a communication to, whether spoken or written; to apply to by words, as by a speech, petition, etc., to speak to; to accost. To direct in writing, as a letter; to superscribe, or to direct and transmit; as, he addressed a letter. To make suit to as a lover; to court; to woo.


 - (Com.) To consign or entrust to the care of another, as agent or factor; as, the ship was addressed to a merchant in Baltimore. To address one's self to. (a) To prepare one's self for; to apply one's self to. (b) To direct one's speech or discourse to. To prepare one's self. To direct speech. Act of preparing one's self. Act of addressing one's self to a person; verbal application. 


 - n. A formal communication, either written or spoken; a discourse; a ...

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