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

 

annotate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈænəteɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈænəteɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they annotate
BrE BrE//ˈænəteɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈænəteɪt//
 
he / she / it annotates
BrE BrE//ˈænəteɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈænəteɪts//
 
past simple annotated
BrE BrE//ˈænəteɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈænəteɪtɪd//
 
past participle annotated
BrE BrE//ˈænəteɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈænəteɪtɪd//
 
-ing form annotating
BrE BrE//ˈænəteɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈænəteɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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annotate something to add notes to a book or text, giving explanations or comments Word Origin late 16th cent.: from Latin annotat- ‘marked’, from the verb annotare, from ad- ‘to’ + nota ‘a mark’.Extra examples The drawings were all clearly annotated. The text is fully annotated. The text was annotated with her own comments.
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