[v. uh-neks, an-eks; n. an-eks, -iks]
verb (used with object)
to attach, append, or add, especially to something larger or more important.
to incorporate (territory) into the domain of a city, country, or state: Germany annexed part of Czechoslovakia.
to take or appropriate, especially without permission.
to attach as an attribute, condition, or consequence.
noun Also, especially British, annexe.
something annexed.
a subsidiary building or an addition to a building: The emergency room is in the annex of the main building.
something added to a document; appendix; supplement: an annex to a treaty.

1350–1400; (v.) Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French annexer < Medieval Latin annexāre, derivative of Latin annexus tied to, past participle of annectere (see annectent); (noun) < French annexe or noun use of v.

annexable, adjective
nonannexable, adjective
preannex, verb (used with object)
reannex, verb (used with object)
unannexable, adjective
unannexed, adjective Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
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
5.  a variant spelling (esp US) of annexe
[C14: from Medieval Latin annexāre, from Latin annectere to attach to, from nectere to join]

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Word Origin & History

late 14c., from O.Fr. annexer "to join" (13c.), from M.L. annexare, freq. of L. annecetere "to bind to," from ad- "to" + nectere "to tie, bind" (see nexus). Almost always meaning "to join in a subordinate capacity." Of nations or territories, c.1500. The noun sense of "supplementary
building" is attested from 1861, from Fr. annexe.
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Example sentences
Some have those special annexed sun rooms that are part of the deluxe line.
Neighborhood buildings would have to be annexed for bathrooms.
Since then, the city has annexed much land, quadrupling in size.
Already, before the end of the fourteenth century, many of the old inns had become annexed to colleges.
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