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[an-uh-teyt] /ˈæn əˌteɪt/
verb (used with object), annotated, annotating.
1.
to supply with critical or explanatory notes; comment upon in notes:
to annotate the works of Shakespeare.
verb (used without object), annotated, annotating.
2.
to make annotations or notes.
Origin
1725-1735
1725-35; < Latin annotātus noted down (past participle of annotāre), equivalent to an- an-2 + notātus noted, marked; see note, -ate1
Related forms
annotative, annotatory
[an-uh-tey-tuh-ree, -tuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, uh-noh-tuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈæn əˌteɪ tə ri, -təˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, əˈnoʊ təˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ (Show IPA),
adjective
annotator, noun
overannotate, verb, overannotated, overannotating.
reannotate, verb, reannotated, reannotating.
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Examples for annotating
  • Part of the application process required annotating the bibliography.
  • She was busy annotating reports, signing decrees, dictating her orders when the first pains suddenly made her wince.
  • Commenting and annotating usage rights have been enabled.
  • Please complete the form annotating all colleges that you attended and list all of your dependents.
  • Reprinting and annotating landmark writing from across the years.
British Dictionary definitions for annotating

annotate

/ˈænəʊˌteɪt; ˈænə-/
verb
1.
to supply (a written work, such as an ancient text) with critical or explanatory notes
Derived Forms
annotatable, adjective
annotative, adjective
annotator, noun
Word Origin
C18: from Latin annotāre, from nota mark
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Word Origin and History for annotating
annotate
1733, from L. annotatus, pp. of annotare "to note down" (see annotation).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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