The verb “Address” here

I am currently reading this article, and I found a line,

“The Administration’s objective should continue to focus on real structural reforms in China that address unfair trade and investment practices

Personally this is a bit hard for me to understand, am I OK to swap this word with these synonyms such as “focus on”, “devote theirselves on”, sort of words like those?

Thank you.

Answer

The Administration’s objective should continue to focus on real structural reforms in China that address unfair trade and investment practices.

The Administration’s objective should continue to focus on real structural reforms in China that DEAL WITH unfair trade and investment practices.


address verb Cambridge English Dictionary [ T ] (DEAL WITH) to give attention to or deal with a matter or problem:

The issue of funding has yet to be addressed.


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