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

Other Words from annotate

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

Examples of annotate in a Sentence

He annotated the text at several places.
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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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27 Apr 2022

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“Annotate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/annotate. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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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 annotate (audio) \ noun

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