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append

To append means to add on, usually to the end of something. You might want to append a clause onto a contract if you feel something has been left unsaid in it.

You’ve probably seen the word append before, at least as part of another word: appendix. An appendix is a final section appended onto a book that offers additional information or notes. You can also use append to mean to fix onto or to attach usually at the end. Sometimes you can change the meaning of a word by removing the suffix and appending another to it. You'd best not append your presentation with the remark that you actually don't know what you are talking about.

Definitions of append
  1. verb
    fix to; attach
    append a charm to the necklace”
    synonyms: hang on, tack, tack on, tag on
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    types:
    subjoin
    add to the end
    type of:
    attach
    cause to be attached
  2. verb
    add to the very end
    “He appended a glossary to his novel where he used an invented language”
    synonyms: add on, affix, supplement
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    types:
    annex
    attach to
    type of:
    attach
    cause to be attached
  3. verb
    state or say further
    synonyms: add, supply
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    types:
    insert, slip in, sneak in, stick in
    insert casually
    toss in
    add casually to a conversation
    spatchcock
    interpolate or insert (words) into a sentence or story
    type of:
    say, state, tell
    express in words
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