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    Meaning of "address"

    I don't understand the meaning of a word "address" in certain cases. For example in sentence:
    "During his speech, Obama addressed the problem of unemployment."
    does it mean that:
    1. He only mention about this issue (unemployment).
    2. He indicated solution for this issue.

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    Re: Meaning of "address"

    Quote Originally Posted by Pierce111 View Post
    I don't understand the meaning of a word "address" in certain cases. For example in sentence:
    "During his speech, Obama addressed the problem of unemployment."
    does it mean that:
    1. He only mention about this issue (unemployment).
    2. He indicated solution for this issue.

    ?
    Have a look at this link: address verb (DEAL WITH) - definition in British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionary Online

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    Re: Meaning of "address"

    I had found such explenation before I wrote this post in address - definition of address by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia. but the meaning of "deal with" is also not clear for me in this context. Does it mean:
    a) fix something
    b) solve something
    c) cope with something
    d) put attention to something
    ?
    Explaining something to non-native speakers by phrasal verb is often pointless.
    Last edited by Pierce111; 27-Mar-2013 at 21:10.

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    Re: Meaning of "address"

    Give attention to is not generally considered to be a phrasal verb

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