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annex

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verb an·nex \ə-ˈneks, ˈa-ˌneks\

Definition of annex

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to attach as a quality, consequence, or condition Many privileges were annexed exclusively to royalty.

  3. 2 archaic :  to join together materially :  unite

  4. 3 :  to add to something earlier, larger, or more important annexed a bibliography to the thesis

  5. 4 :  to incorporate (a country or other territory) within the domain of a state The U.S. annexed Texas in 1845.

  6. 5 :  to obtain or take for oneself

annexation

play \ˌa-ˌnek-ˈsā-shən\ noun

annexational

play \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective

annexationist

play \-sh(ə-)nist\ noun

Examples of annex in a Sentence

  1. The United States annexed Texas in 1845.

  2. The government planned to annex the islands.

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Origin and Etymology 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


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annex

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noun an·nex \ˈa-ˌneks, -niks\

Definition of annex

  1. :  something annexed as an expansion or supplement: such asa :  an added stipulation or statement :  appendix approved the annex in the treatyb :  a building that is attached to or near a larger building and usually used as part of it :  wing Historical photographs were on view in the library's annex.

Examples of annex in a Sentence

  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

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Origin and Etymology of annex

see 1annex


ANNEX Defined for English Language Learners

annex

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Definition of annex for English Language Learners

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

annex

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Definition of annex for English Language Learners

  • : 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


ANNEX Defined for Kids

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annex

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verb an·nex \ə-ˈneks, ˈa-ˌneks\

Definition of annex for Students

annexed

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annexing

  1. :  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.


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annex

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noun an·nex \ˈa-ˌneks\

Definition of annex for Students

  1. :  a building or part of a building attached to or near another building and considered part of it a school annex


Law Dictionary

annex

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transitive verb an·nex \ə-ˈneks, ˈa-ˌneks\

Legal Definition of annex

  1. 1 :  attach 2 correspondence annexed to the petition a greenhouse annexed to the building

  2. 2 :  to incorporate (as a territory) within a political domain the district annexes only shards of 24 additional parishes — Hays v. Louisiana, 839 F. Supp. 1188 (1993)

annexation

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