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Definition of annex in English:

verb

Pronunciation: /əˈnɛks
 
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[with object]
1Add as an extra or subordinate part, especially to a document: the first ten amendments were annexed to the Constitution in 1791
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  • I think that some of the documents that were referred to are annexed to the affidavit of Ms Chang in any event.
  • Pages 3 onward of the Laudervest / Skyline Agreement are annexed to the Gantzes' Purchase Agreement.
  • It is annexed to an affidavit sworn by the applicant.
1.1 archaic Add or attach as a condition or consequence: extreme anointing hath neither ordinance of God to be grounded on, nor promise of grace annexed
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  • Stalin is annexed to the general study of pathological dictatorship.
  • Of relevance here is his observation to which I alluded earlier, that with the creative function being annexed to a wider range of discourses, the role of the author as creative origin of a text or document acquires greater salience.
Synonyms
add, append, attach, join
informal tack on, tag on
2Add (territory) to one’s own territory by appropriation: the left bank of the Rhine was annexed by France in 1797
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  • King Moshoeshoe I was left with a mountainous, infertile kingdom when most of his arable land was annexed to the Orange Free State in the 1860s.
  • The lands were annexed to the City of London on January 1st 1993.
  • This procedure was deemed to have been an ‘Act of Free Choice’ in accordance with the United Nations requirements and Indonesia formally annexed the territory in August.
Synonyms

noun

Pronunciation: /ˈanɛks
 
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(chiefly British also annexe) (plural annexes) Back to top  
1A building joined to or associated with a main building, providing additional space or accommodation: the school’s one-storey wooden annex
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  • Many of the consulate staff were working in the vulnerable annexes because the main building - a grand Italianate palace known as Pera House - was being renovated following a fire three years ago.
  • It feels to me that this is like building an annex before the main building has gone up.
  • These are located in an annex to the main building.
2An addition to a document: an annex to the report
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  • He said the risk streets were listed in an annex to the report, but the annex had not been made available to the press or public.
  • The Licence Committee considered other available evidence, including that derived from the four publications referred to in the attached annex.
  • The context for the purpose of the interpretation of a treaty shall comprise, in addition to the text, including its preamble and annexes.
Synonyms
extension, supplementary building, addition;
wing
North American informal ell

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French annexer, from Latin annectere 'connect', from ad- 'to' + nectere 'tie, fasten'.

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  • This is from Latin annectere ‘connect’, made up of the elements ad- ‘to’ and nectere ‘tie, fasten’.

Words that rhyme with annex

convex, ex, flex, hex, perplex, Rex, sex, specs, Tex, Tex-Mex, vex

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