annotate

verb
an·​no·​tate | \ ˈa-nə-ˌtāt How to pronounce annotate (audio) \
annotated; annotating

Definition of annotate

intransitive verb

: to make or furnish critical or explanatory notes or comment

transitive verb

: to make or furnish annotations (see annotation sense 1) for (something, such as a literary work or subject) annotated his translation of Dante's Divine Comedy

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Other Words from annotate

annotative \ -​ˌtā-​tiv How to pronounce annotative (audio) \ adjective
annotator \ -​ˌtā-​tər How to pronounce annotator (audio) \ noun

Examples of annotate in a Sentence

He annotated the text at several places.

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Chef Dylan McGrath leads the way here with a seasonal menu that’s part vegan, part gluten-free, part Whole 30, part keto—the menu is amply annotated with ingredient explanation, so there’s no ambiguity. Todd Plummer, Vogue, "There’s a Fresh Crop of Vegan Restaurants in Dublin," 15 Mar. 2019 Here are the articles of impeachment, obtained by The Washington Post on Monday, annotated. Amber Phillips, Washington Post, "Republicans’ highly political articles of impeachment against Rod Rosenstein, annotated," 1 May 2018 The interview covered a lot of other ground, too, so The Fix has annotated the full transcript below. Callum Borchers, Washington Post, "Rudy Giuliani’s revealing interview with Sean Hannity, annotated," 3 May 2018 Other researchers are working on methods to predict pedestrian movements based entirely on their observed behavior—without asking humans to annotate training data with pedestrians' state of mind. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Pedestrians are a hard problem for self-driving cars—here’s one solution," 30 July 2018 This is a transcript of that call, with key sections highlighted and annotated. Aaron Blake, The Seattle Times, "Transcript: Phone call between President Trump and journalist Bob Woodward," 4 Sep. 2018 For one thing, this data is only valuable as training information for neural nets once it has been properly annotated. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Elon Musk promises big new Tesla Autopilot upgrade, but is it legal?," 10 Dec. 2018 The book’s editors wanted to tease out those questions by having a wide range of commentators– from science fiction writers and psychologists to physicists–annotate the text with their explanations and related commentary. Kat Eschner, Smithsonian, "What Frankenstein Can Still Teach Us 200 Years Later," 14 Mar. 2018 Artists from Chance the Rapper and Eminem to Camila Cabello, Cardi B and Lin-Manuel Miranda annotate their songs and engage with fans on the site. Anne Steele, WSJ, "Apple Music Lyrics Smarten Up With Genius," 11 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of annotate

1710, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for annotate

Latin annotatus, past participle of annotare, from ad- + notare to mark — more at note

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annotate

verb

English Language Learners Definition of annotate

: to add notes or comments to (a text, book, drawing, etc.)

annotate

verb
an·​no·​tate | \ ˈa-nə-ˌtāt How to pronounce annotate (audio) \
annotated; annotating

Legal Definition of annotate

intransitive verb

: to make or write an annotation

transitive verb

: to make or write annotations for

Other Words from annotate

annotator \ -​ˌtā-​tər How to pronounce annotator (audio) \ noun

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