On the way to our honeymoon in France, he addressed the Council of Europe meeting in Budapest.
Yet in the end, he has simply not addressed some enormous, looming crises.
And yet there were only two of us whom he addressed in the same familiar way—Jack Scott and myself.
On the third day of violence, President Bush addressed the nation in a televised appearance from the Oval Office.
When this disparity is addressed, the whole world stands to benefit.
The sailors were then sent aft, and Decatur addressed them from the quarter-deck.
The Dunciad, in the complete edition, is addressed to 280Dr.
He can only be addressed with periphrases and in the third person.
He was evidently deep in thought, and started violently when Pinto addressed him.
It was addressed to him, and an odd feature of it was that the letters were all printed.
early 14c., "to guide or direct," from Old French adrecier "go straight toward; straighten, set right; point, direct" (13c.), from Vulgar Latin *addirectiare "make straight," from Latin ad "to" (see ad-) + *directiare, from Latin directus "straight, direct" (see direct (v.)). Late 14c. as "to set in order, repair, correct." Meaning "to write as a destination on a written message" is from mid-15c. Meaning "to direct spoken words (to someone)" is from late 15c. Related: Addressed; addressing.
1530s, "dutiful or courteous approach," from address (v.) and from French adresse. Sense of "formal speech" is from 1751. Sense of "superscription of a letter" is from 1712 and led to the meaning "place of residence" (1888).