reannex

verb

re·​an·​nex (ˌ)rē-ə-ˈneks How to pronounce reannex (audio)
-ˈa-ˌneks
reannexed; reannexing; reannexes

transitive verb

: to add or acquire back as a territory : to annex again
After a brief period of Spanish control, New Orleans was reannexed by Napoleon …James S. Wamsley
reannexation noun
plural reannexations
the reannexation of formerly independent territories

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reannex was in the 15th century

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“Reannex.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reannex. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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