Examples Word Origin See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com verb (used with object), an·no·tat·ed, an·no·tat·ing. to supply with critical or explanatory notes; comment upon in notes: to annotate the works of Shakespeare. verb (used without object), an·no·tat·ed, an·no·tat·ing. to make annotations or notes. Origin of annotate 1725–35;
noted down (past participle of
), equivalent to
an- an- 2
noted, marked; see
-ate 1 Related forms an·no·ta·tive, an·no·ta·to·ry , [ an- uh-tey-t uh-ree, -t uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee; uh- noh-t uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈæn əˌteɪ tə ri, -təˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i; əˈnoʊ təˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ adjective an·no·ta·tor, noun o·ver·an·no·tate, verb, o·ver·an·no·tat·ed, o·ver·an·no·tat·ing. re·an·no·tate, verb, re·an·no·tat·ed, re·an·no·tat·ing.
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for annotative Historical Examples Good specimen of the " annotative" style with a parenthetic comment. British Dictionary definitions for annotative to supply (a written work, such as an ancient text) with critical or explanatory notes Derived Forms annotatable, adjective annotative, adjective annotator, noun Word Origin
C18: from Latin
annotāre, from nota mark
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Word Origin and History for annotative annotate v.
1733, from Latin
annotatus, past participle of annotare "to note down" (see annotation). Related: Annotated; annotating. Not in Johnson's "Dictionary," but used therein in defining comment. Form annote is recorded from mid-15c. Related: Annotated; annotating.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper