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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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 The brief is annotated, pointing out from the Axanar trailer where each copyright element first appeared in the series. John Wenz, Popular Mechanics, "Paramount and CBS Attack 'Star Trek' Fan Film Because Klingon Is Copyrighted," 14 Mar. 2016 The Fix has annotated a transcript provided by Bloomberg Government, using Genius. Washington Post, "Trump’s optimistic news conference after meeting with Kim Jong Un, annotated," 12 June 2018 In the American cockroach, Dr. Li and collaborators annotated thousands of genes, including more than 1,000 thought to help the insect detect chemical cues from the environment. Steph Yin, New York Times, "In a Cockroach Genome, ‘Little Mighty’ Secrets," 20 Mar. 2018 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

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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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