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annotate

[ an-uh-teyt ]
/ ˈæn əˌteɪt /
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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.
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Origin of annotate

1725–35; <Latin annotātus noted down (past participle of annotāre), equivalent to an-an-2 + notātus noted, marked; see note, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM annotate

an·no·ta·tive, an·no·ta·to·ry [an-uh-tey-tuh-ree, -tuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee; uh-noh-tuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee], /ˈæn əˌteɪ tə ri, -təˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i; əˈnoʊ təˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjectivean·no·ta·tor, nouno·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.
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British Dictionary definitions for annotate

annotate
/ (ˈænəʊˌteɪt, ˈænə-) /

verb
to supply (a written work, such as an ancient text) with critical or explanatory notes

Derived forms of annotate

annotatable, adjectiveannotative, adjectiveannotator, noun

Word Origin for annotate

C18: from Latin annotāre, from nota mark
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