annotate

[an-uh-teyt]

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.

Nearby words

  1. anno urbis conditae,
  2. annona,
  3. annona family,
  4. annonaceous,
  5. annot.,
  6. annotated,
  7. annotation,
  8. annotinous,
  9. announce,
  10. announcement

Origin of annotate

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

Related formsan·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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Examples from the Web for annotative

  • Good specimen of the "annotative" style with a parenthetic comment.

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British Dictionary definitions for annotative

annotate

verb

to supply (a written work, such as an ancient text) with critical or explanatory notes
Derived Formsannotatable, adjectiveannotative, adjectiveannotator, noun

Word Origin for annotate

C18: from Latin annotāre, from nota mark

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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.

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