Synonyms of address
1 directionDictionary • The address on the envelope was illegible.
inscription • The inscription reads: 'To Emma, with love from Harry'.
2 locationDictionary • The workmen had gone to the wrong address at the wrong time.
location • the city's newest luxury hotel has a beautiful location.
home • the allocation of land for new homes
place • the place where the temple actually stood
house • her parents' house in Warwickshire
point • The town square is a popular meeting point for tourists.
position • The ship's position was reported to the coastguard.
situation • The garden is in a beautiful situation.
site • the site of Moses' tomb
spot • They returned to the remote spot where they had left him.
lodging • He was given free meals and lodgings.
pad (slang) • He's bought himself a bachelor pad.
residence • There was a stabbing at a residence next door.
dwelling (formal, literary) • Three thousand new dwellings are planned.
abode • I went round the streets and found his new abode.
locale • An amusement park is the perfect locale for adventures.
domicile • They had moved their domicile to Bermuda in 1984.
3 URLDictionary (computing)
4 speechDictionary • He had scheduled an address to the people for that evening.
speech • He delivered his speech in French.
talk • The guide gave us a brief talk on the history of the site.
lecture • In his lecture he covered an enormous variety of topics.
discourse • He responds with a lengthy discourse on deployment strategy.
sermon • his first sermon as bishop
dissertation • He is currently writing a dissertation.
harangue • a political harangue
homily • a receptive audience for his homily on moral values
oration • a brief funeral oration
spiel (informal) • She had been hearing this kind of spiel for thirty years now.
disquisition • She launched into an authoritative disquisition.
1 directDictionary • Applications should be addressed to the personnel officer.
direct • Please direct your letters to me at this address.
send • He sent a basket of exotic fruit and a card.
post • I'm posting you a cheque tonight.
mail • He mailed me the contract.
route • Approaching cars will be routed into two lanes.
2 labelDictionary • She absentmindedly addressed the envelope with the wrong name.
inscribe • The book is inscribed: To John Arlott from Laurie Lee.
3 give a speech to • He will address a conference on human rights next week.
give a speech to
lecture • She has lectured and taught all over the world.
harangue • haranguing her furiously in words she didn't understand
give a talk to
hold forth to
4 speak toDictionary • The two ministers did not address each other directly.
greet • He greeted us with a smile.
hail • I saw him and hailed him.
salute • He stepped out and saluted the general.
accost • I told them that a man had accosted me in the street.
approach • When he approached me about the job, my first reaction was disbelief.
korero (New Zealand)
5 take aim atDictionary • First, address the ball in the centre of your stance.
take aim at
PHRASAL VERB:▷ address yourself to something
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abodeYour abode is the place where you live.
• I went round the streets and found his new abode.
dwelling (formal, literary),
dwelling (formal, literary),
accostIf someone accosts another person, especially a stranger, they stop them or go up to them and speak to them in a way that seems rude or threatening.
• I told them that a man had accosted me in the street.
approachIf you approach someone about something, you speak to them about it for the first time, often making an offer or request.
• When he approached me about the job, my first reaction was disbelief.
Thesaurus for address from the Collins English Thesaurus
the conventional form by which the location of a building is described
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