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annex
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Middlemarch
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as in: annexed the community Define
to take territory -- such as a city making land outside of it a part of the city
  • To this mental estate mapped out a quarter of a century before, to sensibilities thus fenced in, Mr. Casaubon had thought of annexing happiness with a lovely young bride; but even before marriage, as we have seen, he found himself under a new depression in the consciousness that the new bliss was not blissful to him.

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  • The county annexed the rural community where we live.
  • Hitler annexed Lithuania.

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as in: annexed the community Define
to take territory -- such as a city making land outside of it a part of the city
as in: annex of the main building Define
an addition that extends a main building or: to attach something -- especially to something larger or more important
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