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annex

an·nex

annex

 
 
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: neks [or] ae nks
inflections: annexed, annexes, annexing
definition 1: to add or attach, esp. to something larger.
He annexed his remarks to the article.
synonyms:
add, append, attack, connect
similar words:
affix, combine, enlarge, include, incorporate, join, link, supplement, tack, tag
definition 2: to add (territory) to an existing nation or city.
The United States annexed Texas in 1845.
synonyms:
acquire, obtain
similar words:
appropriate, attack, confiscate, take, usurp
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: ae nks
definition 1: a building, either attached or separate, added to an existing one.
My room was in the main part of the dormitory, but my friend's room was in the annex.
synonyms:
ell, wing
similar words:
addition, extension
definition 2: something added to a document, usu. at the end; appendix.
synonyms:
addendum, appendix, codicil
similar words:
attachment, epilogue, extension, postscript, supplement, tag
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derivations: annexable (adj.), annexation (n.)
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