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annex

[v. uh-neks, an-eks; n. an-eks, -iks] /v. əˈnɛks, ˈæn ɛks; n. ˈæn ɛks, -ɪks/
verb (used with object)
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.
noun, Also, especially British, annexe
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.
Origin
1350-1400
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.
Related forms
annexable, adjective
nonannexable, adjective
preannex, verb (used with object)
reannex, verb (used with object)
unannexable, adjective
unannexed, adjective
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  • The government's more immediate innovation is housed in an annexe next door.
British Dictionary definitions for annexe

annexe

/ˈænɛks/
noun
1.
  1. an extension to a main building
  2. a building used as an addition to a main building nearby
2.
something added or annexed, esp a supplement to a document

annex

verb (transitive) (æˈnɛks)
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 Forms
annexable, adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Medieval Latin annexāre, from Latin annectere to attach to, from nectere to join
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Word Origin and History for annexe

annex

v.

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.

n.

1540s, "an adjunct, accessory," from French annexe, from annexer (see annex (v.)). Meaning "supplementary building" is from 1861.

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