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annex

an·nex

annex

 
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
pronunciation: neks [or] ae nks
inflections: annexed, annexes, annexing
definition 1: to add or attach to something larger.
He annexed his opinion to the letter his wife wrote.
synonyms:
add, attack, connect
similar words:
affix, combine, enlarge, include, incorporate, join, link, tack
definition 2: to make part of an existing nation or city.
Germany annexed Austria in 1938.
synonyms:
acquire, obtain
similar words:
appropriate, attack, confiscate, take
 
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: ae nks
definition: a building added to an existing building. An annex may be attached to or separate from the main building.
synonyms:
wing
similar words:
addition, extension
derivations: annexable (adj.), annexation (n.)
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The word annex contains the following part:
an-2 Latin prefix that means to, toward
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The prefix an- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad- used before roots beginning with the letter "n," such as "nul" and "not." See ad-.