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annotate

[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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British Dictionary definitions for overannotate

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 overannotate

annotate

v.

1733, from Latin annotatus, past participle of annotare "to note down" (see annotation). Related: Annotated; annotating. Not in Johnson's "Dictionary," but used therein in defining comment. Form annote is recorded from mid-15c. Related: Annotated; annotating.

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