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annotate

an·no·tate

annotate

 
pronunciation:
ae n teIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: annotated, annotates, annotating
definition: to provide (a written work) with explanatory notes or critical commentary.
The translated version of the book was annotated in order to explain important aspects of Russian culture.
synonyms:
footnote, gloss
similar words:
interline, interlineate
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to add explanatory notes or critical commentary to a written work.
synonyms:
gloss
similar words:
elucidate
derivations: annotative (adj.), annotator (n.)
Word Parts
The word annotate contains the following parts:
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-.
not Latin root that means mark
-ate1 Latin verb-forming suffix that means to make, cause, do
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The suffix -ate primarily forms transitive verbs from Latin bases. Many -ate verbs were loanwords from Latin. Verbs ending in -ate combine with the suffix -ion to form nouns ending in -ation. These verbs also have corresponding agent nouns ending in -ator (navigator, dictator, elevator).