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 \ 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.
Recent Examples on the Web Over and over, prosecutors have shown video from surveillance cameras, bystanders' cellphones and police body and dash cameras, and have asked witnesses to annotate footage or photographs and narrate the action on screen. Kathleen Foody, Star Tribune, "EXPLAINER: Courtroom technology on display in Chauvin trial," 8 Apr. 2021 Humanloop for instance, offers a HITL platform to allow users to rapidly annotate data, train and deploy Natural Language Processing (NLP) models. Ed Stacey, Forbes, "What Humans Can Learn From 'Human In The Loop' Learning," 9 Apr. 2021 The courtroom being used for Derek Chauvin 's trial is the largest and only one in the Hennepin County courthouse equipped with the tools to present and annotate video and other visual evidence. Kathleen Foody, Star Tribune, "EXPLAINER: Courtroom technology on display in Chauvin trial," 8 Apr. 2021 The demand has spawned a whole sub-industry of companies that specialize in helping other businesses annotate their data. Jeremy Kahn, Fortune, "Israeli startup raises $18.5 million to train A.I. with fake data," 16 Mar. 2021 Gebru pointed out that Alex Hanna, a senior research scientist at Google, was instrumental in figuring out guidelines for when researchers might want to (or not want to) annotate gender in dataset. Rachel Metz, CNN, "How one employee's exit shook Google and the AI industry," 11 Mar. 2021 The capability will be able to record a short video, annotate it with text, emojis, do basic editing, and add live filters, Microsoft said. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "The mobile Microsoft Lens app can now read your handwriting," 3 Feb. 2021 Some create doctors’ notes in real time; others annotate after visits. Sarah Kwon, Fortune, "Time-crunched doctors are relying on remote-working scribes to take notes via video call," 30 Sep. 2020 Some create doctors’ notes in real time; others annotate after visits. Sarah Kwon, Fortune, "Time-crunched doctors are relying on remote-working scribes to take notes via video call," 30 Sep. 2020

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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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The first known use of annotate was in 1710

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9 May 2021

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“Annotate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/annotate. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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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 annotate (audio) \ noun

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