From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishaddadd /ˌæd/ ●●● S1 W1 verb 1 put with something elseADD [transitive] to put something with something else or with a group of other things If the mixture seems dry, add water.add something to something Do you want to add your name to the list? Suzuki has added extra doors to its sports off-roader. Material about recent research has been added to this new edition.2 countCOUNT/CALCULATE [intransitive, transitive]HMN if you add numbers or amounts together, you calculate their total → subtractadd something and something (together) Add 7 and 5 to make 12. For tax purposes, your pension and earnings are added together.add something to something Add £2.20 to the cost for postage.3 increaseINCREASE IN NUMBER OR AMOUNT [intransitive, transitive] to increase the amount or cost of somethingadd (something) to something Spell-checking your document adds time to the process. Sales tax adds to the price.4 say more [transitive]SAY/STATE to say more about something that has just been said ‘And I don’t care what you think, ’ she added defiantly. Is there anything you’d like to add, David?add that Everyone will be invited to vote, he said, adding that voting is likely to be via the Web. I was refused accommodation – not, I hasten to add, on account of my appearance (=used to explain more about what you have just said). She was trying to entertain us – unsuccessfully, I might add (=used to comment on what you have just said).► see thesaurus at say5 give a quality [transitive]ADD to give a particular quality to somethingadd something to something We’ve added value to the information by organizing it.add a touch of glamour/class (to something) Champagne always adds a touch of glamour to the occasion. Coloured glass can be added for effect.6 → add(ed) to that/this7 → add weight to something8 → to add insult to injury9 → add fuel to the fire/flames → add something ↔ in → add something ↔ on → add to something → add up → add up to something→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpusadd• Add 10% to the total.• If you add 11 and 31, you get 42.• Beech Co. is planning to add 500 jobs within the next 12 months.• Add 6 and 6 and you get 12.• The book would look a lot more attractive if they added a few color pictures.• I think you need to add a little more salt.• Cooking procedures: add boiling water and leave for several minutes to rehydrate.• A further, recent complexity has been added by the widespread use of video recorders.• Adding fertilizer to the soil will help the plants to grow more quickly.• Fine champagne always adds glamour to an occasion.• "It's Carol Flynn, " she shouted. After a moment of silence, she added, "I'm a friend of Annie's."• "Finally, " she added, "I would like to thank my family for all their help."• ''Finally'', she added, ''I would like to thank my family for their support''.• Add milk to the mixture before heating it.• But rather than providing a solution, their results just added more fuel to the fire.• If you need more storage space it's possible to add more shelves.• I added my strokes at the stern.• Is there anything you'd like to add, Peter?• That's my report. Is there anything you'd like to add, Peter?• John added some water to the paint to make it thinner.• Barker refused to answer more questions, adding that he had already said too much.• I should add that I do not agree with Doctor Mitchell.• Beat together the egg and sugar, then add the flour.• Gradually add the spiced milk, stirring with a whisk to avoid lumps.• New fire-safety equipment had to be installed, adding thousands of dollars to the cost of the repairs.• In a cup or small bowl, mix together water and cornstarch until smooth; add to broth.• But he would like to add to evidence that keeps the mystery alive.add something to something• Merrill manages to add humor to a difficult role.add something and something (together)• A reinforced edge adds strength and is useful for a fruit cage.• Deng was made senior deputy premier and soon added party and military posts.• I started pickling everything I could think of, started adding cardamom and turmeric to mangoes and pineapples and pears.• Some vendors are expected to build devices that add facsimile and telephone capabilities, while others offer speech processing capability.• The 4. 3 cents were little noticed when they were added, and will be little noticed if removed.• They added color and dignity to our program and made the day a day to remember, and we are truly grateful.• To the wealth they received from their estates and taxation, successful Merovingians could also add plunder and tribute from neighbouring peoples.• To these qualities, he has been adding more and more flair within the past fortnight.add (something) to something• Conforming to the new regulations will add to the cost of the project.• The sales tax adds 8% to the price of clothes.add that• They added that a full inquiry would be set up to investigate what happened.• Dersingham had added that he'd had his whisky at ten-thirty and gone up half an hour later.• He added that he had made that decision in spite of an embargo on similar junctions after the Bellgrove train crash two years earlier.• Mike added that his father disagreed with his decision.• He added that Hispanics are now beginning to enter fields like pharmaceuticals and aerospace.• The company adds that it is already benefiting from increased efficiency and expects a large return on its financial investment in Weldon.• Mr Ringler says, adding that the company wants to bring more of a local focus to its international dealings.• Chupp adds that the existence of strong neutron fluxes may also require re-evaluation of some previously observed solar events.• She added that they were by far the fastest growing ones in the country.added value• Now, they say, future battles will be waged on features and added value.• This Week - give super added value.• Where fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals with high added value can be produced by biotechnology there will be rapid developments.• I used to pour the orange juice, which represented the added value in our products, into four separate glasses.• Will he today resist the introduction of the 75p per minute further added value services now suggested?• In other words, interactivity brings a vital element of added value to all electronic information, whether multimedia or not.• Items with high added value would only be subcontracted if there were insurmountable problems of some sort in making it in-house.