annex

[ verb uh-neks, an-eks; noun an-eks, -iks ]
/ verb əˈnɛks, ˈæn ɛks; noun ˈæn ɛks, -ɪks /

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.

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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 forms of annex

annexable, adjective

Word Origin for annex

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