verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- to make the desired, expected, or correct total: These figures don't add up right.
- to seem reasonable or consistent; be in harmony or accord: Some aspects of the story didn't add up.
Origin of add
Synonyms for add
Related Words for addreply, include, boost, continue, count, compute, calculate, figure, reckon, sum, tally, tot, tote, cast, enumerate, total, summate, augment, annex, hike
Examples from the Web for add
Contemporary Examples of add
Then add in all bored people, as well as people whose job it is to report on celebrities.Sia and Shia LaBeouf’s Pedophilia Nontroversy Over ‘Elastic Heart’
January 9, 2015
Seeing what they were doing, I was inspired to add my vision to their technique.The Photographer Who Gave Up Manhattan for Marrakech
January 6, 2015
Think of it as Game of Thrones—if you subtract the sex and violence and add drunken revelry and singing.‘Galavant’: A Drunken, Horny Musical Fairy Tale
January 5, 2015
Her new comments will only add to ongoing speculation that the Yorks plan, one day, to remarry.Fergie Dives Into Prince Andrew’s Sex Scandal
January 5, 2015
The economy has begun to add jobs, but the quality of those jobs is an increasing concern.Christie Blames Parents for Bad Economy
January 3, 2015
Historical Examples of add
"With just a dash of orange bitters in it," another might add.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
We were overjoyed; and I need not add I was very thankful for this good fortune.Explorations in Australia
Essentially teachers,--I might add, they were publicists as well as professors.'Tis Sixty Years Since
Charles Francis Adams
I had almost omitted to add, that he was a ladies' haberdasher.
They have claims on the magnanimity and, I may add, on the justice of this nation which we must all feel.
Word Origin for add
late 14c., "to join or unite (something to something else)," from Latin addere "add to, join, attach, place upon," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + -dere comb. form meaning "to put, place," from dare "to give" (see date (n.1)). Meaning "to do sums, do addition" also is from late 14c. Related: Added; adding. To add up "make sense" is from 1942.