Definition of append in English:


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transitive verb

[with object]
  • Add (something) as an attachment or supplement.

    ‘the results of the survey are appended to this chapter’
    • ‘Changing the subject is easy… you just introduce it in a new email or append it to a reply to an existing thread.’
    • ‘After documenting his existence and education, it appends only two more entries: a brief chronology of employment, and an impressive list of publications.’
    • ‘Attackers changed a configuration setting called the ‘enable document footer’ feature, which is used to append files to webpages.’
    • ‘This decision was given the legal sanction in a rather drab ritual at the marriage registrar's office, with a few friends to witness and append their signatures on the documents as required.’
    • ‘However, before one appends a signature on the memorandum of understanding, one ought to know how to absorb those shocks in the interim before profits start flowing.’
    • ‘He then appends the number on credit cards (either stolen or expired) and sends his gang-members to use them in hotels and shops.’
    • ‘He appends a general plea to read his stuff, which if I am to comply will certainly help exercise my time-management skills.’
    • ‘In appending the formal education with cultural education, it may be possible to create a space that really is inclusive, not to mention that it might just liven things up around here.’
    • ‘The trust can be a bank, building society account or shareholding in a parent's name with the child's interest noted by appending the child's initials after the parent's name.’
    • ‘That post is so long that we're separately setting out this update rather than appending it to that post.’
    • ‘Those who appended their signatures merely to appear to be non-racial or fair in dealing with others, do so to their peril.’
    • ‘Relevant extracts are appended to this article for easy reference.’
    • ‘Regarding the latter, I feel compelled to append it with the phrase, ‘but with a certain mischievous, devil may care, and oft attractive demeanour’’
    • ‘The second thing is annotation - the ability to append external data onto web resources (like, for instance, adding a comment to someone's web page).’
    • ‘Realistic solutions need to be effected, and I append a suggested list of items for serious consideration by our representatives as follows.’
    • ‘Every political handicapper longs to append the word ‘front-runner’ to one of the candidates.’
    • ‘Only a few states append a list of recommended readings.’
    • ‘Often I write out my Vicar's Report for the benefit of the secretary, so he can append it to the minutes; but last night I was speaking more ad lib from scribbled notes.’
    • ‘To that I will, not being member of the Archdiocese of Chicago, have to append the following letter.’
    • ‘Most of the reports either omit the rest of the quotation entirely, or append it elsewhere, as though they weren't part of one long, multi-clause sentence.’
    add, attach, affix, adjoin, include, put in, put on
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/əˈpend/ /əˈpɛnd/


Late Middle English from Latin appendere ‘hang on’, from ad- ‘to’ + pendere ‘hang’.