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1annex

verb an·nex \ə-ˈneks, ˈa-ˌneks\

: to add (an area or region) to a country, state, etc. : to take control of (a territory or place)

Full Definition of ANNEX

transitive verb
1
:  to attach as a quality, consequence, or condition
2
archaic :  to join together materially :  unite
3
:  to add to something earlier, larger, or more important
4
:  to incorporate (a country or other territory) within the domain of a state
5
:  to obtain or take for oneself
an·nex·a·tion \ˌa-ˌnek-ˈsā-shən\ noun
an·nex·a·tion·al \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective
an·nex·a·tion·ist \-sh(ə-)nist\ noun

Examples of ANNEX

  1. The United States annexed Texas in 1845.
  2. The government planned to annex the islands.

Origin of ANNEX

Middle English, from Anglo-French annexer, from annexe attached, from Latin annexus, past participle of annectere to bind to, from ad- + nectere to bind
First Known Use: 14th century

2annex

noun an·nex \ˈa-ˌneks, -niks\

: a building that is attached to or near a larger building and usually used as part of it

: a section or statement added at the end of a document

Full Definition of ANNEX

:  something annexed as an expansion or supplement: as
a :  an added stipulation or statement :  appendix
b :  a subsidiary or supplementary building or structure :  wing

Examples of ANNEX

  1. The addition will be used as an annex to the library.
  2. We store our old files in the annex.
  3. an annexe to the document

First Known Use of ANNEX

1501

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ANNEXATIONAL Defined for Kids

1annex

verb an·nex \ə-ˈneks, ˈa-ˌneks\
an·nexedan·nex·ing

Definition of ANNEX for Kids

:  to add (something) to something else usually so as to become a part of it <The United States annexed Texas and it became a state.>

2annex

noun an·nex \ˈa-ˌneks\

Definition of ANNEX for Kids

:  a building or part of a building attached to or near another building and considered part of it <a school annex>

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