to address something


1. give attention to or deal with something






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address the problem/issue, it needs to be addressed

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When you 'address' something, you pay attention to it or give it the notice and the time it deserves. You can 'address someone's concerns/problems', or 'address the issues' that need to be discussed. You will hear this used a lot in meetings when the agenda will have 'a list of issues that need to be addressed'.

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  1. The police agreed to meet with residents to address their concerns over the recent rise in crime in the area.
  2. The government addressed the problem of homelessness in the city by authorizing the building of more shelters.

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  1. Let's not waste time talking about the staff shortages now, we'll be addressing the issue at the meeting later.
  2. There has been a lot of animosity and tension in the office which I intend to address.

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