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annexation

Line breaks: an¦nex|ation
Pronunciation: /ˌanəkˈseɪʃn, ˌanɛkˈseɪʃn
 
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Definition of annexation in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The action of annexing something, especially territory: the annexation of Austria by Nazi Germany in 1938
More example sentences
  • Seemingly the entire world agreed that Iraq's invasion and annexation of Kuwait should be reversed.
  • Conquest and annexation of Zululand was completed only in the 1890s.
  • In Wales the threat of English invasion and annexation did not impose unity.
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annexationist

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noun& adjective
Example sentences
  • Armando Hart, director of the Jose Marti Program Office, has warned of the dangers of this diabolical annexationist plan not only for Cuba, but for the entire world.
  • In September the annexationists of Avignon set up a club as a further sign of their determination to join France.
  • Orchard's denunciations of the Liberals as pro-US ‘annexationists’ aside, his claim that the Tories were historically the party most identified with anti-Americanism is accurate.

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