Verb annotate Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


annotate (third-person singular simple present annotates, present participle annotating, simple past and past participle annotated)

  1. To add annotation

More definition: supply with critical or explanatory notes; comment upon in notes, to annotate the works of Shakespeare. make annotations or notes.

1. to supply (a written work, such as an ancient text) with critical or explanatory notes Derived Formsannotatable, adjectiveannotative, adjectiveannotator, noun Word OriginC18, from Latin annotāre, from nota markCollins 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
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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