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address (something) to

1. To direct or express one's 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.
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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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References in classic literature ?
Against Lady Montbarry's advice, he took the opportunity of renewing his addresses to Agnes.
This shows the maximum number of computers the DHCP server should assign addresses to.
com) provide the latter, offering address-cleansing services that include everything from the "urbanization" of rural addresses to the process of flagging individuals who are deceased.
It works by assigning addresses to everything connected to the Net (which then becomes a host), and including those addresses in the headers attached to the packets of data transmitted on the Net.
In this simplified, hypothetical example, suppose you've narrowed down the possibilities for the final digits in the two secret Web addresses to two of three four-digit strings: 1 0 0 1,1 1 0 1, or 0 0 1 1.
Under a new Illinois law, offenders must register with local police, and police departments must release the names and addresses to help parents learn of dangerous neighbors.
If a particular address receives multiple deliveries from a drug-source State, for example, inspectors will check with postal carriers at both the sending and receiving addresses to verify names and addresses.