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address (most freq. in sense 2; 3 and 4 are rare)
1. to direct LLL. V. ii. 92, MND. II. ii. 143, Tw.N. I. iv. 15 “address thy gait unto her.”
2. to prepare, make ready MND. V. i. 106, Mer.V. II. ix. 19, H5 III. iii. 58 “To-morrow for the march are we addrest,” Cæs. III. i. 29, Ham. I. ii. 216 “it . . . did address Itself to motion.”
3. to get oneself ready Troil IV. iv. 146 “Let us address to tend on Hector's heels.”
4. to make one's speech Lr. I. i. 193.
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  • Cross-references in text-specific dictionaries from this page (8):
    • William Shakespeare, King Lear, 1.1
    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 1.2
    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 4.4
    • William Shakespeare, Henry V, 3.3
    • William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, 2.9
    • William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream, 2.2
    • William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream, 5.1
    • William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Or what you will, 1.4
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