annex

[verb uh-neks, an-eks; noun an-eks, -iks]

verb (used with object)

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.

noun Also especially British, an·nexe.


Nearby words

  1. annecy,
  2. annelid,
  3. annelida,
  4. annensky,
  5. annette,
  6. annexa,
  7. annexation,
  8. annexationism,
  9. annexe,
  10. annexure

Origin of annex

1350–1400; (v.) Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French annexer < Medieval Latin annexāre, derivative of Latin annexus tied to, past participle of annectere (see annectent); (noun) < French annexe or noun use of v.

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British Dictionary definitions for annexed

annex

verb (æˈnɛks) (tr)

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

noun (ˈænɛks)

a variant spelling (esp US) of annexe
Derived Formsannexable, adjective

Word Origin for annex

C14: from Medieval Latin annexāre, from Latin annectere to attach to, from nectere to join

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