Definition of annotate
: to make or furnish critical or explanatory notes or comment
: to make or furnish annotations (see annotation 1) for (something, such as a literary work or subject) annotated his translation of Dante's Divine Comedy
annotativeplay \-ˌtā-tiv\ adjective
annotatorplay \-ˌtā-tər\ noun
Examples of annotate in a Sentence
He annotated the text at several places.
Recent Examples of annotate from the Web
Students in the program learn to isolate and characterize bacteriophages, annotate the phage genomes, and then submit the sequences to a national database.
Another winner is Who Said What, based in San Francisco, which aims to help people more easily fact-check audio and video news clips through a search tool that annotates millions of those clips.
Kay Fowler, who also was at the Smithsonian, recovered Powell’s manuscripts from 1867-1880 at the ethnology bureau, and the two then collated, annotated and published them in 1971.
Nelson Mandela annotated a copy when he was imprisoned on Robben Island for fighting apartheid in South Africa.
France annotated/fact-checked the White House's promotional video on Trump's decision to leave the climate accord.
Historian David M. Shapard, who has devoted countless years of his life to the vast project of meticulously annotating every Jane Austen novel, is all about the details.
In the scientific chapters, which are vividly and efficiently written, Kolata carefully annotates her statements about the key scientists’ research, findings and claims.
RELATED: Gov. Mark Dayton’s 2017 State of the State address, annotatedAbout an hour after Dayton’s collapse, the governor’s chief of staff, Jaime Tincher, said the governor walked out of the Capitol and went to the Governor’s Residence in St. Paul.
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ANNOTATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of annotate for English Language Learners
: to add notes or comments to (a text, book, drawing, etc.)
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