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address (one) as (something)

1. To use someone's specific title in speech or writing. It is proper to address her as "Madam Secretary."
2. To treat someone in a certain way. Yes, I'm your friend, but I'm also your boss, so please address me as your superior during work hours.
See also: address

address (one's) comments to (someone or something)

To speak to a specific person or group about something. You can address any comments about the event to our marketing department. I'm not sure who I'm addressing my comments to because I haven't found out who is going to be in the audience yet.
See also: address, comment, to

address (one's) remarks to (someone or something)

To speak to a specific person or group about something. You can address any remarks about the event to our marketing department. I'm not sure who I'm addressing my remarks to because I haven't found out who is going to be in the audience yet.
See also: address, remark, to

address (oneself) to (someone or something)

1. To speak to a specific person or group at the exclusion of others. Right now, I'm only addressing myself to the graduating seniors. I'll talk to the other grades tomorrow.
2. To focus on a certain problem or situation. I needed to address myself to the burst pipe in my basement—that's why I didn't attend the dinner party.
See also: address, to

address (something) to (one)

1. To direct or express thoughts or opinions to a person or group. If you're trying to get donations for the school, address your speech to the parents, not the recent graduates. As these seem to be recurring issues, I need to address the complaints to my whole department.
2. To put the recipient's name and address on a package or envelope to be mailed. Penny addressed the package to her brother before taking it to the post office.
See also: address, to
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: address, comment, remark, to

address oneself to someone

to speak directly to a particular person, rather than someone else. I did not address myself to you!
See also: address, to

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.
See also: address, to

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.
See also: address

address something to someone

to write someone's name and address on an envelope, package, letter, etc. Gilbert addressed the envelope to Walter.
See also: address, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

address to

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.
See also: address, to
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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One TaxTalk participant has started to include his e-mail address beneath his signature on all "snail mail" and faxes to facilitate the transition to faster e-mail correspondence.
To arrive at a decision, the FPU agent will confirm with the requesting jurisdiction's investigator the nationality of the fugitive, whether an address has been established in the Republic of Mexico, if the crime has dual criminality in both countries, and the prosecutor's interest in surrendering jurisdiction.
However, all that system sees initially is the Internet address of the nameserver, not of the client.
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Taxpayers may also contact the IRS in person or by phone and provide the following information: full name, date of birth, the old address, the new address, and the taxpayer's SSN or tax identification number.
RAWALPINDI -- The voters have been advised to get registered on CNIC addresses by March 31 as the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had asked the voters to make sure their votes are registered either at the present or permanent addresses mentioned in their CNICs.
Letters and notifications are sent to the address of record for the nurse.
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That whole requirement about updating your driver's license address within 30 days of moving?
The database of users of static IP address should contain IP address of a subscriber, actual address, identification data of user, date of designation of IP address, date of stop of use of IP address by a user.
Facebook promised to resolve two issues caused by its sneaky email switch to users' "," including changes to address books linked to the social networking sites and messages lost in the aftermath of the switch.
ISLAMABAD -- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan would address joint session of the Parliament on Monday, who would be the seventh world leader to address Pakistan's Parliament.
The following planning applications were among those received by Middlesbrough Council during the week ending March 29: Application ref: M/FP/0226/12/P Address: 61 Staindrop Drive, Acklam Proposal: Single-storey extension to front.
The mere delay in attempting to track down an anonymous blogger can lead to anonymity because the address logs may have been overwritten by the Internet service provider.
Weingarten, Germany, September 08, 2011 --( The German company Address-Base provides address data and additional information about companies from all over Germany and from every industry sector (in German: “Firmenadressen”).