tr.v. ap·pend·ed, ap·pend·ing, ap·pends
1. To add as a supplement or appendix: appended a list of errors to the report.
2. To fix to; attach: append a charm to the bracelet.
[Latin appendere, to hang upon : ad-, ad- + pendere, to hang; see (s)pen- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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Indo-European & Semitic Roots Appendices
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