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.
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Origin and Etymology of annotate
Latin annotatus, past participle of annotare, from ad- + notare to mark — more at note
First Known Use: 1710
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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