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  1. 1
    add to something to make something such as a feeling or a quality greater or more extreme

    The arrival of five more guests only added to the confusion.

  2. 2
    [often passive] add something to something to make an amount or number greater by adding another amount or number

    All her many expenses were added to my bill.

    Add the amount of tax you paid to the total.

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