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Definition of the verb add to

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  1. have an increased effect
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient, plural]Herman connected the computers | The merger associated the two companies
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient, plural] togetherHerman connected the computers together | Herman gathered the students together
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient 1] with / into / to [Patient 2]Herman added a computer to the network
      [Patient - concrete object, plural] [Verb] [Adverb]Eggs mix well | The pieces interconnect easily | These computers connected well
      [Patient - concrete object, plural] [Verb] [Adverb] togetherThese computers connected well together
      [Patient 1 - concrete object] [Verb] [Adverb] with / into / to [Patient 2]Eggs mix well with cream | This computer will connect well to the network

      Verbs of Combining (with the same syntax): add, tie.

    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic word: increase = become bigger or greater in amount

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Google previewPansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary (1994)

by Louisa Pansegrouw

fermenting wine chaptalise add the finishing touches complete add to advance, append, augment, eke, enlarge, increase, lace, supplement adduce advance, allege, allude, assign, attribute, blame, cite, illustrate, implicate, imply, incriminate , ...

Google previewA Valency Dictionary of English (2004)

A Corpus-based Analysis of the Complementation Patterns of English Verbs, Nouns, and Adjectives by Thomas Herbst

A bronze of him when young, on a horse, and 6th- century BC Greek helmets add to the martial air. (= increase) + NP + to N B If you like your food spicy, add a teaspoon of chilli sauce to the hot oil before you start stir-frying the ...

Google previewCrossword Puzzle Dictionary (2015)

by Murali Mohan Hundigam

pepper—season Add starch—stiffen Add strength to—amplify Add sugar— sweeten Add to one's territory—annexe Add up—tot, total, accrue Add water to lime—slake Addendum—supplement Adder—viper, snake Addict—junkie Addict's ...

Google previewThe Herbal Encyclopedia (2004)

A Practical Guide to the Many Uses of Herbs by Lisa R. Waltz

Before use, a dropperful of olive or almond oil may be added to a small amount of the mixture, to soothe the skin around the affected area as well as the joint or area itself and to add to ease of application, or to use as a healing massage oil.

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The dark clouds add to the effect

The dark clouds add to the effect. Just enjoy this sundown scene over the Crocker mountain range near Kinabalu Park. (Kota Kinabalu, East Malaysia, Nov. 2013)

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If you want to win friends, make it a point to remember them. If you remember my name, you pay me a subtle compliment you indicate that I have made an impression on you. Remember my name and you add to my feeling of importance. (Dale Carnegie)
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