annotate

verb
an·no·tate | \ ˈa-nə-ˌtāt \
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 \ adjective
annotator \-ˌtā-tər \ noun

Examples of annotate in a Sentence

He annotated the text at several places.

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One thing that teachers, librarians and inquisitive students love about Mr. Freedman’s books is that most are thoroughly annotated, so that the curious can follow his research path and delve deeper into the subject. Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, "Russell Freedman, 88, Writer of History for Young Readers, Dies," 29 Mar. 2018 In a project intended to help veterans with PTSD, the Department of Defense paid for medical staff to interview patients with psychological problems and annotate audio files of the data to mark changes in emotional state. Tom Simonite, WIRED, "This Call May Be Monitored for Tone and Emotion," 19 Mar. 2018 That would require something more than just the long letters reproduced here, occasionally annotated with italicized commentary. Kai Bird, New York Times, "Freeman Dyson’s Life, Through His Letters," 17 Apr. 2018 Two copies, heavily annotated, were found in Hitler’s bunker. The Economist, "The welfare state needs updating," 12 July 2018 Densepose, as it is called, was trained with 50,000 images of people hand-annotated with 5 million points. Tom Simonite, WIRED, "Some Startups Use Fake Data to Train AI," 25 Apr. 2018 Is transcribing conversations for Siri, or annotating legal documents for a lawyer-bot, an honorable vocation? David Scharfenberg, BostonGlobe.com, "Why Facebook and Google should pay you for your data," 14 June 2018 The humans have tools for marking up and annotating calls, as well as correcting Duplex and nudging it toward being a smarter, more useful call bot. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Talking to Google Duplex: Google’s human-like phone AI feels revolutionary," 27 June 2018 Luminar also has a new product on the market: 3D perception software to help label and annotate all the images captured by its lidar sensors. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, "Volvo’s self-driving cars are getting new laser sensors to see the world," 14 June 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 \
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 \ noun

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