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American English: /æd/
British English: /ad/

transitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (put in in addition)
    this will add a touch of class
    esto le dará un toque extra de distinción
    we added our voices to the chorus of protest
    sumamos nuestras voces al coro de protestas
    when you add in travel costs …
    si le sumas or agregas los gastos de viaje …
    the west wing was added (on) later
    el ala oeste fue añadida después
    we were soaked, added to which, it was starting to snow
    estábamos empapados y por si esto fuera poco, empezaba a nevar
    Example sentences
    • Unlike bronze, additional material cannot be added to acrylic after it is cast.
    • In 1904, he created Ovomaltine by adding ingredients like sugar, whey, and beet extract to his father's creation.
    • Home-baking was banned years ago after warders found cannabis was being added to the cake ingredients.
    1.2 (say, write further) at least I think so, she added
    —al menos eso creo —añadió or agregó
    there's nothing to add
    no hay más que decir
    Example sentences
    • He added that the response of their neighbours to the event has been everything they could hope for.
    • He added that the response to the signature campaign has been overwhelming so far.
    • He added that the responsibility for the next year's budget now rests with the MPs and they are the ones to decide.
  • 2 (Mathematics) add (on) 20
    súmale veinte
    add the four numbers (together)
    suma los cuatro números
    to add something to something
    sumarle algo a algo
    Example sentences
    • Although the money from the Government is not a substantial amount, if everyone chips in the total can add up very nicely.
    • As I was watching the money add up I realised I was having to invoke some serious self control.
    • Migoto watched as the fish added up quickly, and then quickly turned, walking down the bank the opposite way of the men.
  • 3
    also: added past participle
    her refusal caused us added problems
    su negativa nos causó más or nuevos problemas
    with added vitamins
    con vitaminas
    now with added taste
    ahora con más sabor
    no added sugar/salt
    sin azúcar/sal
    Example sentences
    • Interest is added to the amount invested at maturity and the full investment amount is available for withdrawal.
    • In some situations, the broker's fee is added to the actual amount of money that the person wants to borrow.
    • The young owners have extended and restored the cottage, adding a conservatory to increase light in the kitchen and a large Velux window in the bathroom - perfect for stargazing
    Example sentences
    • He will entertain spectators and add a bit more quality to our batting.
    • And each has been a solid contributor, adding much-needed depth.
    • The decision to pay match fees to professionals has prompted him to give it another go, adding some much needed quality and experience to the side.

intransitive verb

Phrasal verbs

add to

verb + preposition + object
(increase, extend)
these little problems all just add to the fun
estos problemitas lo hacen más divertido

add up

1verb + adverb 1.1 (Mathematics)
I can't get the accounts to add up
no consigo que me cuadren las cuentas
it seems to add up differently every time
cada vez que lo sumo me da (un resultado) diferente
1.2 (make sense) [colloquial]
now it adds up!
¡ahora se entiende!
why would she lie? it just doesn't add up
¿por qué habría de mentir? ¡es que no tiene sentido!
2verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 2.1 (Mathematics)
add up all your expenses
haz la cuenta de or suma todo lo que hayas gastado
2.2 (consider as a whole)
tener en cuenta
when you add it all up …
si se tiene todo en cuenta …

add up to

verb + adverb + preposition + object
1 (Mathematics)
sumar en total
ascender a
2 (amount to) it adds up to quite a lot of money
en total es or resulta una buena cantidad de dinero
I wouldn't say it adds up to treachery
yo no creo que llegue a ser traición
it all adds up to a wonderful show
todo ello hace que sea un magnífico espectáculo
it doesn't add up to much
no es gran cosa
what their attitude adds up to is an unwillingness to help
lo que demuestra su actitud es que no quieren ayudar
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