Definition of annex verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

annex

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verb
BrE BrE//əˈneks//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈneks//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they annex
BrE BrE//əˈneks//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈneks//
 
he / she / it annexes
BrE BrE//əˈneksɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈneksɪz//
 
past simple annexed
BrE BrE//əˈnekst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈnekst//
 
past participle annexed
BrE BrE//əˈnekst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈnekst//
 
-ing form annexing
BrE BrE//əˈneksɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈneksɪŋ//
 
 
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annex something (formal) to take control of a country, region, etc., especially by force synonym occupy Germany annexed Austria in 1938. The territory had been annexed to Poland. Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French annexer, from Latin annectere ‘connect’, from ad- ‘to’ + nectere ‘tie, fasten’.

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