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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.
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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

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

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.
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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.
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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

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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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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'Stakeholders and all Nigerian are therefore invited to support the National Addressing System Committee Members in the discharge of their duties and adopt standards and guidelines for the implementation of the National Addressing System.
The Digital Addressing system will enable the postman to locate the customer anywhere in the country, and also assist security operatives in having a well-detailed address of Nigerians so that perpetrators of crimes will be easily apprehended.
First, we place all initiatives for addressing barriers to learning within the context of a comprehensive and multifaceted continuum of braided interventions.
In particular, such proposals must reflect an appreciation that schools tend to become concerned about addressing a problem when it clearly is a barrier to student learning.
The expander connection manager maps a destination SAS address in a connection request to a destination device using any of the acceptable addressing methods, it arbitrates and assigns (or denies) path resources for connection requests, and it is used to configure the expander connection router (ECR).
Because every community is unique, individual approaches to addressing school violence should be slightly different.
Communities must take a team approach to addressing school violence.
DIMITRI GARDER is director of marketing at Global-Z International, a Bennington, VT-based company specializing in international addressing services.
The National Symposium on Addressing Violent Crime Through Community Involvement established important lines of communication between law enforcement and community groups.
Centera's implementation of content addressing protects the system from unauthorized access: The content address does not map to a data path, file name, or data type.
In a market characterized by such a rapid pace of technological advancement and the high costs of addressing these advances, these companies are running full speed just to stay in the same place.
Building customized components means in turn that component architecture and manufacturing processes must be capable of addressing a number of variants quickly.
Internet Protocol (IP) standards provide the global addressing scheme that has enabled the dramatic growth in e-commerce and is poised to change the way everything in the world works.
Popularized by the term Storage Area Network (SAN), this approach has received wide acclaim as a solution for addressing the limitations of bus-attached storage.
The BWG has identified the next three priorities for investigation: snapshot/checkpoint; device addressing; and session management.