Verb annex Definition and Examples


Verb:

annex

Definition as verb:

To add something to another thing; to incorporate. To attach or connect, as a consequence, condition, etc. (intransitive) To join; to be united.

More definition:


1.to attach, append, or add, especially to something larger or more important.

2.to incorporate (territory) into the domain of a city, country, or state, Germany annexed part of Czechoslovakia.

3.to take or appropriate, especially without permission.

4.to attach as an attribute, condition, or consequence.


5.something annexed.

6.a subsidiary building or an addition to a building, The emergency room is in the annex of the main building.

7.something added to a document; appendix; supplement, an annex to a treaty.

1. to join or add, esp to something larger; attach

2. to add (territory) by conquest or occupation

3. to add or append as a condition, warranty, etc

4. to appropriate without permission noun (ˈænɛks)

5. a variant spelling (esp US) of annexe Derived Formsannexable, adjective Word OriginC14, from Medieval Latin annexāre, from Latin annectere to attach to, from nectere to joinCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
Seeannexure Dictionary.com's 21st Century LexiconCopyright © 2003-2014 Dictionary.com, LLC Cite This Source
late 14c., "to connect with," from Old French annexer "to join" (13c.), from Medieval Latin annexare, frequentative of Latin annecetere "to bind to," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + nectere "to tie, bind" (see nexus). Almost always meaning "to join in a subordinate capacity." Of nations or territories, c.1400. Related, Annexed; annexing.
1540s, "an adjunct, accessory," from French annexe, from annexer (see annex (v.)). Meaning "supplementary building" is from 186
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Examples:

A handful of people were building an annex onto one of the buildings with their hands rather than with the technological tools she'd seen create structures.

He occupied Ancona and seemed about to annex the Papal States outright.

He pointed out that if France drove Austria out of Italy she might annex Savoy, but could not prevent the restoration of Italian unity under Victor Emmanuel.

The ministers of Arcadius desired to annex Dalmatia to his portion, while the general Stilicho, who was supreme in the west, wished to wrest from the eastern realm the prefecture of Illyricum or a considerable part of it.

Hewett, British consul, arrived with a mission to annex the country to Great Britain.'

In itself, indeed, this loss was of no great significance to such a vast empire; and th at tempts of Athens to annex Cyprus and conquer the Nile valley, in alliance with the revolted Egyptians, ended in failure Athens, in fact, had not sufficient strength to undertake a seriou~ invasion of the empire or an extensive scheme of conquest.

Taking advantage of the disturbed condition of Bolivia, Gamarra made an attempt to annex the rich province of La Paz, invading it in August 1841 and besieging the capital; but in a battle with Ballivian his army was totally routed, and Gamarra himself was killed.

At the end of January Pierre went to Moscow and stayed in an annex of his house which had not been burned.



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