Definition of append in English:



  • Add (something) as an attachment or supplement.

    ‘the results of the survey are appended to this chapter’
    • ‘He appends a general plea to read his stuff, which if I am to comply will certainly help exercise my time-management skills.’
    • ‘Realistic solutions need to be effected, and I append a suggested list of items for serious consideration by our representatives as follows.’
    • ‘Attackers changed a configuration setting called the ‘enable document footer’ feature, which is used to append files to webpages.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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’’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Every political handicapper longs to append the word ‘front-runner’ to one of the candidates.’
    • ‘He then appends the number on credit cards (either stolen or expired) and sends his gang-members to use them in hotels and shops.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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).’
    • ‘Those who appended their signatures merely to appear to be non-racial or fair in dealing with others, do so to their peril.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘To that I will, not being member of the Archdiocese of Chicago, have to append the following letter.’
    • ‘After documenting his existence and education, it appends only two more entries: a brief chronology of employment, and an impressive list of publications.’
    • ‘That post is so long that we're separately setting out this update rather than appending it to that post.’
    • ‘Changing the subject is easy… you just introduce it in a new email or append it to a reply to an existing thread.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Only a few states append a list of recommended readings.’
    • ‘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.’
    add, attach, affix, adjoin, include, put in, put on
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Late Middle English: from Latin appendere ‘hang on’, from ad- ‘to’ + pendere ‘hang’.