- to attach, append, or add, especially to something larger or more important.
- to incorporate (territory) into the domain of a city, country, or state: Germany annexed part of Czechoslovakia.
- to take or appropriate, especially without permission.
- to attach as an attribute, condition, or consequence.
- something annexed.
- a subsidiary building or an addition to a building: The emergency room is in the annex of the main building.
- something added to a document; appendix; supplement: an annex to a treaty.
Origin of annex
Examples from the Web for annexed
It is the only tourist center Ukraine has left on the Black Sea, since Russia annexed Crimea last spring.Is Putin Turning to Terrorism in Ukraine?
January 6, 2015
Today, in the midst of the war, what patriotic Ukrainian would vacation on an annexed beach?Putin's Crimea Is a Big Anti-Gay Casino
September 8, 2014
Putin mentioned the word before, during the Crimea crises last spring before he annexed the strategic peninsula.Putin Mocks the West, Puts His Own Prestige on the Line
August 29, 2014
They would either be annexed to a larger unit after defeat, or they would form one preemptively to avoid defeat.War! What Is It Good For? A Lot
August 13, 2014
He called for Ukraine to be annexed by Russia as soon as possible or “Europeans will turn Ukrainians into their slaves.”The Kremlin’s Crazy Shock Troops
May 22, 2014
It was he who had planned the conquest of Corsica, and annexed it to France.The Boy Life of Napoleon
What enviable privileges are annexed to the birth of an Englishman!Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10)
Hardly a spot of the annexed provinces but is stamped with indelible and, alas!In the Heart of Vosges
Let then thy foolhardiness pay the penalty which my voice has ever annexed to it.Imogen
It was while this was going on that Lancelot, hovering and full of purpose, annexed Urquhart.Love and Lucy
Maurice Henry Hewlett
- to join or add, esp to something larger; attach
- to add (territory) by conquest or occupation
- to add or append as a condition, warranty, etc
- to appropriate without permission
- a variant spelling (esp US) of annexe
Word Origin and History for annexed
late 14c., "to connect with," from Old French annexer "to join" (13c.), from Medieval Latin annexare, frequentative of Latin annecetere "to bind to," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + nectere "to tie, bind" (see nexus). Almost always meaning "to join in a subordinate capacity." Of nations or territories, c.1400. Related: Annexed; annexing.
1540s, "an adjunct, accessory," from French annexe, from annexer (see annex (v.)). Meaning "supplementary building" is from 1861.