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address comments or remarks to someone

to say something directly to a specific person or group of persons. (See also address oneself to someone; address oneself to something.) George addressed his remarks to everyone.
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address oneself to someone

to speak directly to a particular person, rather than someone else. I did not address myself to you!
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address oneself to something

to turn one's complete attention to something, such as a problem or an issue. (See also address something to someone.) Please address yourself to these current, pressing problems.
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address someone as

 a specific title or attribute
1. to talk to or write to a person, using a particular title. They addressed Abraham Lincoln as "Mr. President."
2. to treat a person you are talking with in a particular manner. You should address him as your equal.
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address something to someone

to write someone's name and address on an envelope, package, letter, etc. Gilbert addressed the envelope to Walter.
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address to

v.
1. To indicate that something is to be sent to someone or some place by writing an address on it: She addressed the letter to her brother.
2. To say something directly to some specific person or group: The school president addressed the speech to everyone who plans to graduate this year.
3. To focus someone on a problem in order to find a solution. Used reflexively: In the next meeting, the town officials will address themselves to the issue of privacy.
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A notice is correctly addressed but not received by the taxpayer.
A notice is incorrectly addressed but received by the taxpayer.
A notice is incorrectly addressed and not received by the taxpayer.
A notice is incorrectly addressed and not received by the taxpayer, but a copy of the notice is correctly addressed to and received by the taxpayer's accountant.
A notice is incorrectly addressed, correctly forwarded by the U.
The looming shortage of IP addresses, if not addressed through IPv6, will affect the growth of Internet applications and services and hinder the development of Internet-enabled devices, since every device connected to the Internet, whether mobile or stationary, needs a globally unique address to enable it to communicate with other Internet-connected devices.
Personal mail from family or friends- addressed by hand and with a stamp on it- is, of course, the most openable mail," said Kevin Weiss, Vice President, Marketing, Pitney Bowes Mailing Systems.
With business mail, consumers reported that the top factors influencing whether they would open an envelope were whether it was addressed to a specific person, the postage payment (meter, stamp or permit) mechanism and whether a return address was present.
Not surprisingly, mail addressed to a specific, correctly spelled name was the most important factor in determining if the envelope would be opened.