adds, adding, added
1) VERB If you add one thing to another, you put it in or on the other thing, to increase, complete, or improve it.

[V n to n] Add the grated cheese to the sauce...

[V n to n] Since 1908, chlorine has been added to drinking water...

He wants to add a huge sports complex to Binfield Manor. [Also V n]

2) VERB If you add numbers or amounts together, you calculate their total.

[V pl-n with together] Banks add all the interest and other charges together...

Two and three added together are five.

Add up means the same as add.

V P More than a quarter of seven year-olds cannot add up properly... V pl-n P We just added all the numbers up and divided one by the other... V P He said the numbers simply did not add up.

3) VERB If one thing adds to another, it makes the other thing greater in degree or amount.

[V to n] Overnight bed-rest in a clinic adds substantially to the cost of cosmetic surgery...

[V to n] Smiles, nods, and cheerful faces added to the general gaiety.

4) VERB To add a particular quality to something means to cause it to have that quality.

[V n] The generous amount of garlic adds flavour...

[V n to n] A delicious blend of cider and delicate fruit juices adds a little sparkle to any occasion.

5) VERB If you add something when you are speaking, you say something more.

[V with quote] `You can tell that he is extremely embarrassed,' Mr Brigden added...

[V that] The Italian central bank added that the aim was to provide stability...

[V n] Hunt added his congratulations, saying `Nigel has made a cracking job of it'.

6) PHRASE: V inflects You use added to this or added to that to introduce a fact that supports or widens what you are saying.
add insult to injurysee insult

More than 750 commercial airliners were involved in fatal accidents last year. Added to that were the 1,550 smaller aircraft.

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